I did not review my wraps/3rd layers. I have wraps, jackets and blouses (which function as 3rd layers) in various colors including my basics. I’m not entirely happy with all my wraps but not unhappy enough to give serious time and effort replacing them — at least not now.
I did, however try on every blouse/top I expect to wear this spring. As with the pants, I immediately discarded items that needed repair or had faded badly before checking for fit. I looked not just at “does it go around” but I paid particular attention to the drag lines I’ve been fighting for several years. I.e. did it have round back drag lines? FBA drag lines? Were the hems level? The Empire line horizontal? I tossed another half-dozen tops. Put at least that many into the ‘maybe’ pile. To tell the truth, I was afraid I would not have any tops without these gross fitting errors. I was quite pleased to find the 11 (shared in pics on this page) which deserved the “OK” classification.
These either had no fitting errors or the drag lines were slight. Relieved, I donated the maybes; and recovered buttons and findings from the “no-go” or “repair needed” categories before throwing those in the trash.
Some of the OK’s may not last all spring. I love rayon challis but don’t give it the care it deserves. Normally rayon challis last about 2 seasons in my wardrobe. So I know the rayon challis blouses that were sewn in 2015 are on their way out. I also know that I prefer an evenly distributed range of browns, blacks and blues and for spring and I’d like something that says “spring” at least to me. Several of these say fall or winter. I will be sewing tops purposefully to round out my wardrobe to my liking and make it ‘springy’. Happily, I won’t be sewing like the devil to achieve that goal.