Probably you’re like, “ALL YOU EVER DO THESE DAYS IS TALK ABOUT THE CAMINO.”
But I’m like, “IT’S TAKING UP A LOT OF TIME IN MY LIFE RIGHT NOW.”
We can talk all-caps. We’re friends.
Anyway, it’s not my whole life, but it is a good percentage at this stage of the game.
Some of you will remember that I want to take a skirt on the Camino.
The thing about packing for the Camino is that I become pretty picky. I mean: I can only take, like, nine articles of clothing. So I really need to like all of the articles of clothing!
I lucked out last Camino on a really cute skirt with pockets and colors and flare and style. I bought it second-hand, and loved it so much that I still wear it…long after the “official” Camino has ended.
This time I knew I wanted something similar. My standards:
- Material-besides-cotton. For anti-wrinkle/ quick drying purposes.
- Pockets. They’re a good thing for all time, let alone while traveling.
- Versitle. Must match EVERYTHING else I’m taking.
- Spin-friendly. I plan on dancing and dancing lots :).
- Cute. Just because I’m living like a vagabond for two-and-a-half weeks doesn’t mean I loose my love of beautiful things.
- Well-made. We’re gonna be playing hard and I need something that can keep up.
I’ve been meandering fabric stores, feeling fabrics, and picturing skirts for a few weeks now. With my list of standards in mind, I picked out my favorite–a whimsical pattern of sketched flowers and smiling colors.
The question was: could I hammer out this puppy in ONE DAY? My time is a little tight, you guys.
I decided to try yesterday: a Sunday. I attended mass the day before with my sister…and picked out my material, ready to go.
Material: 100% polyester. Check.
Pattern: Flared and with pockets. Check.
Here is an hour-by-hour run down, for your enjoyment:
Not shown: 12:30 lunch break. Gluten-free pasta-with-pesto. Om nom!
Not shown: gluten-free snack break so I would cool down.
So then I decide it’s time to pack up and go to a grad party and then to volunteer at youth group and then to go and feed my friend’s cat.
The grand answer to the question is: I didn’t finish the skirt in a day. I still need to fix the machine-puke and hem the skirt.
But! I also didn’t sew all day. In some ways, then, I think I did a pretty good job.
Oh! And the skirt is looking pretty cute, too.
I’ll keep you posted with pictures of the completed skirt, too!