I have returned from the beach, a little sunburned and very happy to have spent 4 days away from it all. It was lovely!
But now, back to the business of completing a dress before September 10th. Can it be done? Not according to my previous track record, but I am super motivated to get it done so my sister-in-law can look spectacular at the Shrewsbury Faire. (Must remember to make myself spectacular as well. Shoot!) I hope the weather this year is nice and cool, slightly overcast, even… we are so miserable when it’s blazing hot and dusty there. We actually haven’t been to that faire in several years just because of that. They keep promising to move it into the trees where it is nice and shady, but as of yet, no.
Anyway, I was super busy all day, but I was DETERMINED to get some dress done today… so, this evening while I watched a few excellent episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender with my son to wind down, I sewed more pearls onto the other sleeve. (I would show a picture, but camera battery is dead from the beach trip and I forgot to recharge!) I also rolled right into a Project Runway episode, and may I just say how utterly disappointed I am AGAIN in this show? The last several seasons have just been GARBAGE. Poor casting, terrible challenges, not enough time to create anything with thought, care and beauty, people who don’t know how to sew and really poor fabric choices. Yeesh. I’m compelled to watch, but I’m about to give up!
I'll be happy if I can get the sleeves done by the end of the weekend. It really is the main wow factor of the gown, and having that out of the way first, it should be less stressful to get the more basic portions done this week.