I really loved this pattern and thought it would be perfect. But, the best laid plans...my girlfriend unexpectedly dropped by to drop off some paperwork. A full hour and a half later, she left and here I am. Well, now I realize, after looking at my fabric and the pattern, that I don't have the mental or I thought, physical energy to make THIS dress with THIS fabric. The pattern has a bodice and skirt and with this fabric (pinstripes) I need to pay attention to placement and how this is sewn together. I just didn't want to think that hard. SOO, I looked in my pattern stash (and my DD had the nerve to challenge me about ALL my patterns!) and found another similar sillhouette.
I liked this one, and better yet, two, maybe three pieces to place. It was already 10:00 when I decided on the pattern, so I needed simplicity. LOL. Fortunately, or unfortunately, I also started a phone conversation just as I started this dress. The good thing was this helped to keep me awake while sewing (they were on speaker so I didn't have to hold the phone - LOL). The bad thing was this kept me working longer than I probably would have! But, my obsessive behavior needed little boosting. I knew I was planning to wear this Friday and that was all there was to it. Besides, this was Project Runway night and I said I would always try to create something on the night of the show because I would be appropriately motivated.
But I always need what I buy and wear what I make, so I think my process for choosing is perfect. LOL.
And although I wasn't smiling (again) I wasn't totally exhausted when my DD took this photo.
Now if I could just get her to pay attention to backgrounds so that random things like my neighbor's GARBAGE RECEPTACLE isn't photo bombing my pictures!!