Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Laissez les bons Temps Rouler

My friends and I are busy planning our ten-year Teach For America reunion. Almost ten years ago, we arrived in South Louisiana ready to help work toward the closing of the achievement gap.

We'll be heading to Baton Rouge for the reunion (I taught in a small, rural town called Franklin). On Friday night, we'll be having a Black Bean Burrito night (one of the rituals of our impoverished teacher selves!). Saturday, we'll do a service project at a school (and we're inviting our former students to volunteer with us!). That afternoon, we're having a crawfish boil (which my vegetarian self was never particularly fond of) and then traveling to the Fesitvale Internationale (oh, how I miss those Louisiana festivals!). On Sunday we'll have brunch at a friend's house and then play Ultimate on the lawn of the Capitol.

I've been trying to think of a craft project. I haven't done one since February. I'm thinking it might be cool to try and make a dress for Saturday afternoon. There's nothing better than dancing in a twirly dress...

I've only made a dress once in my life, and I'm absolutely terrible at following patterns. However, if I can convince my friend, Katy, to let me work on it in her presence (hooray for craft dates!), then we should probably be able to figure it out together.

Now I just need to decide on the pattern and fabric...

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Stacy Marie said...

I'm working on my first dress right now, from a 1960's pattern. It's a ruffled wrap dress and I'm making it out of a really cute flowered sheet I got a thrift store for 50 cents. Have you tried Colette patterns? They aren't so commercial and I've heard they're easier to make. Also, Burdastyle has lots of free patterns, but you have to print them out and tape them together. Keep us posted on what you end up with!

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