So, before leaving on vacation, I alluded to a project I was working on. More like consumed with. I think I learned that I can only take on new projects at precisely the worst and most hectic moments of my life. Something to do with being a glutton for punishment.
Or perhaps, loving the end result when it's all said and done. I mean, can you really appreciate something if you didn't bleed and/or question your worth as a human being just a little?
Weeks ago, I found a tutorial (link here), detailing how to make a lined pillowcase dress. I've done this before, but after reading this tutorial, I realized their was a MUCH easier way. This screamed to me that I needed to make not one, but FIVE dresses. For the five girls that would be on vacation together.
Because if you know me, then you know that I am a sucker for: last minute projects, matching outfits, polka dots and monograms. Done.
It was like the perfect storm of crafting.
And so, this method for dress making has changed my life. My only glitch...there was no navy, polka-dotted, grosgrain ribbon to be found in St. Louis. Thanks for the suggestions, ladies...it was a no-go. Lots of royal blue, no navy.
Had to make the shoulder ties out of the navy polka dot fabric, which slowed me down some...but in the end, I think I am much happier with them this way.
So there you have it. And perhaps now you will understand my blogging absence...as I poured myself into these for days straight and then drove through the night to reach the beach. I was practically brain dead for half of our vacation, and liquored up for the rest.
'Cuz that's just how I roll.