Man, do I have cruddy sleeping habits. Lately, I haven’t been able to manage getting in bed before 2 am. No joke. It’s just that I don’t really have time during the day to have me-time, and I really am a bad mom if I don’t have my therapy/detox/creative time. So after we put our kids down and clean the house, I start a project or pick up a book and can’t manage to quit til 1:30 or so when I can’t think straight and fall apart because I think straight. It’s only THEN I begin my lengthy night time routine of pumping, setting up Tiny’s feeding pump for the night, giving her her meds, moving her from bed to bassinet, maybe changing her etc, washing my face/brushing my teeth, and then finally setting my alarm and getting in bed. Luckily, and I mean thank heaven, on the days I don’t get up early to go to the gym, my kids are 100% self reliant in the morning, and they let Allan and I sleep in til 9 or so. On the days I do get my huge fanny to the gym (which is not enough to make it any less huge), I collapse after dinner at like 6 into a cat nap on the couch, and then can’t go to sleep until, say, about 2 am. It’s a tough cycle to break, and Allan, unfortunately, is my partner in crime. I have to drag him to bed most nights, because he usually doesn’t get into his productivity groove until at least 11. We’re like trans fat and high fructose corn syrup on a date to Twinky Land.
And despite my shameful sleeping routine, I STILL can’t bust out a project like I used to be able to. Things I used to be able to pound out in one night now take me a week or so, and it KILLS me to put projects on hold night after night. This skirt, which should have been simple enough, took me ages to finish, and the breaks in between really robbed me of my gusto. Did I mention it KILLS me to stop mid-project?
Well I did eventually finish it. I wore it on Sunday and it proved comfortable and easy to walk in. And easy to wipe off. Because Tiny threw up all over it.
The skirt is inspired by one my sis-in-law Mere got for Christmas a couple years back, and I used fabric I purchased over a year ago at who knows where. I modified Mccalls 2698, which has turned out to be a super useful pattern over the years–love the slant pockets. Anyway the lace overlay was a pain, and for some reason (haven’t had this problem with this pattern in the past), I couldn’t get the pockets to lie flat. After a ton of fanagaling I finally determined that it wasn’t that big a deal, and I kinda liked the look of the boxey pocket.
Those pockets are looking pretty BOX-AY. (Reference to this, have you seen it?? The beat-box part is hysterical!)
(PS if you haven’t seen this incredible cover, you must! I’ve watched it at least 10 times today.)