The “Make My Lucky Day” Dress
Fabric: Cotton sateen
Pattern: Simplicity 2217 (bodice) and McCall’s 6503 (skirt)
Time to complete: 6 hours
First Worn: For a walk through old town.
Wear again? On St. Patty’s day, of course.
Total Price: $14
I was supposed to be taking a break from contributing. I planned all kinds of housework and errands after resigning to skip a week. Then, after reading my announcement in last week’s Hawaii Van Gogh post, Oona put one of her Kalkatroonan curses on me via my blog.
A good number of you encouraged me to stay in the game last week. After all that (blessings and curses alike), the only thing I cleaned up in my house was my fabric stash… while defiantly hunting down some suitable green yardage. I think you all knew I’d be back…because there’s no way I’m the only one living with thread-covered floors, take-out menus, and baskets of unfolded laundry. The difference is, I made the mistake of caring about it. Even Mr. Carroll wondered why I chose chores over sewing. He was all, “Can’t you just make something simple and quick?”. Oh, how I love this man.
I woke up at the a** crack of dawn to finish the dress before work. I was tired, too lazy to leave the house for Starbucks (triple Venti vanilla soy latte, please) and regretting my choice to squeeze in a green dress on top of my already-behind-schedule Mad Men creation. Then, I checked the weather forecast…78 degrees. Get the flock outta here! There’s still like a week of winter left!
Gorgeous, low humidity weather. A cute green dress in which to toast The Saint of Patty. And, a gang of sew-crazy gals who might miss me a little if I didn’t post this. The whole package just made my lucky day.
Thanks for looking. And, most importantly…thanks for helping me keep my priorities straight.