Twenty, or possibly more, years ago I found a wonderful lightweight wool knit fabric. I bought some and made a simple tunic top with a mock turtleneck. It was dark red – beautiful, soft, cozy and looked quite neat and attractive, sort of dressy. I haven’t worn it in many years. I put it on at least once every winter, with a pair of slacks, look in the mirror and decide that it makes my less attractive “curves” more noticeable than I would like and take it off, thinking, “I really should give this to Goodwill.” But when I gather up stuff to take to Goodwill I can never bring myself to part with it. I still love it.
This morning I decided to wear the denim jumper I made this past summer and it hit me that the dark red wool tunic that I’ve been hanging on to for so many years would be perfect with it! And the unsightly “curves” would be hidden under the jumper. I was so happy! I finally have something I can wear it with. But when I went to get it out and couldn’t find it I remembered that I finally did give it to Goodwill. I am devastated. I would go to Goodwill and try to buy it back but 1, it’s been months so I’m sure it’s gone by now and 2, I don’t want to be seen shopping at Goodwill.
See, this is why I have so much trouble getting rid of my old stuff. This has happened to me before but never I have I so desperately wanted something back. I need to shop around and see if I can find fabric like that again. I still have the pattern. It’s one of my favorites. I’m going to keep it forever.