Sunday, December 4, 2011

Weekend Project: Someone Knock Some Sense into Me!

If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.

~ Lucille Ball


I haven't made any progress on the Christmas gifts for my co-workers. And yet I just took on another project.

(By the way, I'm hoping that, if I don't post this as a project in my Wednesday Queue series, my queue won't be able to reject it...)

My husband and I are taking dance lessons. (So far, we can lurch around the floor endangering other couples during swing dances, fox trots, the hustle and rumbas.) And our dance teacher just announced that her studio would be having a New Year's Eve Cinderella-themed Ball.

Yup - you guessed it - I'm going to try to make my dress...


I went shopping yesterday and picked out this pattern:

I'm going to make the version in the lower right corner - with long sleeves. It seemed like something that would work for both a swing dance and a fox trot. A compromise between bouncy-cute and regal.

I also ordered some coral silk stretch charmuese fabric - I'm hoping it will be a good compromise between holding the shape of the sleeves and flowing nicely when I dance.

Of course, most of all, I just hope that Lucille Ball is right! Yikes!


Faye Lewis said...

You've certainly got your work cut out for you. But I have no doubt that you can't rise to the challenge you've given yourself. That dress looks just right for swishing around the dance floor.

Carma said...

Would you be so kind as to email that pattern number to me? My email is

Thank you so much!