Social Butterfly and Wake Up Call
The last two weeks have been an absolute whirlwind of social activities of all kinds. Lots of dinners and meetups with friends. And practically no sewing (well except for the sueded silk V8584 that is). I don’t know how people manage an active social life with work and family demands and then sew the quantities that they do. I’m looking at you Trena! How do you people do it? The last four years of my life I haven’t been very social at all. Let’s face it: I had a baby four years ago and I live in NYC where the men run away from commitment as soon as you say hello.
That’s a long excuse for “I’ve got nothin’ for ya.” Yep. Since the pants last week, I haven’t sewn a stitch. I will admit to harassing some of my sewing friends for advice on how to sew up a simple maxi dress, but I haven’t acted on it yet. I think I need to work with a pattern rather than shirring two rectangles and hoping for a flattering dress. And I will give two reasons why that won’t work for me. Bo- Soms. My whole life I wished for a larger chest. I thought my B cup gals weren’t good enough for me. I wasn’t shooting for porn star status boobs. Just a little va for some more va-va-voom. You know, just a little something-something, like a C cup. Since I had Jack, I am now blessed with C cup boobs and I hate them. They’re pendulous and droopy. Their marginal largeness make me look 10 lbs heavier than I am and that’s about 22 lbs more than I want to be. Let this be a cautionary tale to you, people. The grass is not always greener and be very careful what you ask for. Long story long, I’ve put the maxi dress on hold for now until I find a pattern that appeals to me and my droopy twins.
Now for the wake up call. I was chatting with my mom the other day and she casually dropped into the conversation that she and Dad were going to Madison next week for Baby Chloe’s birthday. SCREECH. WHAT????!?!!!!??? Chloe’s birthday is next week??? Crap. I haven’t started sewing her birthday dress yet. So tonight, folks, that’s what I’m doing. Prepping and cutting out the fabric for Chloe’s bday present. Hopefully it won’t be a month late like poor Haley’s dress.
Here’s a little reminder for you of what I am making for Baby Chloe. It doesn’t exactly match Haley’s dress, but definitely is reminiscent of it since I am using a similar batik fabric. So let’s call a spade a spade and say they’re coordinating. I am currently waiting on a picture of Haley in her dress so I can you show you all. Oh and just think of the cuteness when they’re both wearing their dresses together. Be still my heart!sldkfj
Here’s the fabric I’m going to use. The batik on the top was what I used for Haley’s dress and the one on the bottom is what I will use for Baby Chloe’s dress. She turns one next week!
Happy sewing everyone!