Last week, L’s mom and I had a private tour of the LA Flower Market in Downtown LA. After the tour, we had breakfast at a cute little restaurant attached to the market called Poppy + Rose, before heading out to explore the fabric and fashion districts nearby. I picked up some sweet stretchy animal prints and a lightweight superman cotton print I that had planned to turn into PJs for L.
I was super excited to start working on my growing list of projects, but at 3AM the next morning all my plans were shot down when I awoke to sharp, stabbing pains
in my gut.
L rushed me to the ER once the pains escalated to the point where I was trembling and sweating all over. Turned out, my appendix was inflamed and it needed to be removed ASAP
. Thankfully, the surgeon was able to squeeze me in the same night.
The doctor recommended to wait at least a week before returning to work since my job as a massage therapist can be labor-intensive. One week. My excitement fueled my recovery the next morning. I made lists of things I wanted to craft on my week off and hoped that they would discharge me before Joann closes so I could pass by to use my 50% off coupon on my way home.
It was getting late, and I still hadn’t heard from the doctor, and all I could think of was, “Darnit, I have to wait until tomorrow to go to the fabric store??? WTH…?!” L could probably sense my anxiety, because he ended up picking up some supplies for me so I would have something to work on while I wait. He is such a sweetheart <3. When he finally got back, they had just told me I was going home that night! Funny how that turns out, right?
This post features the two dresses I made with the animal prints I got from LA. The first one is a faux-wrap dress with 3/4 sleeves. It’s hard to tell in the pictures, but there is a bit of ruching in the side seams at the waist to give it a more flattering fit. The second dress here is a simple short sleeved circle dress. If you’d like to know how I created the patterns for either of these dresses let me know in the comments below, and I will post a tutorial of the process.
***Special thank you to my lovely sister, Caity, for spending the day with me and capturing these beautiful photos!