Best Laid Plans, And All That
This, my friends, is Union Square in San Francisco. Also known as where Her Royal Laziness will be going in a week and half. The Hubs has been called in to SF for work, and since I have a couple of pals who relocated to the Bay Area not too long ago, I’m taking the opportunity to hit the party circuit. It’ll be a three day whirlwind tour, during which I hope to fit in dinner with my best guy friend and his new girl, plus shopping the Haight with my BFF. Plus some quality time with the Hubs, of course.
I was gonna sew some shorts. I was gonna….well, a lot of things. But now all I can think of is what to wear in the city. The interim period will also include Youngest’s birthday (party on Monday) and the Hubs friend’s wedding next Friday. Plus dropping Oldest off at camp. Sewing is going to have to fit around all of this, and it’s going to have to be something appropriate for breezy, 55-70 degree weather in the middle of summer. Most of my twill skirts would work, but won’t pack well. I could cop out and bring jeans — actually, I’ll probably bring one pair just in case, but I don’t like jeans. What to sew for travel when you have neither the time nor the inclination to iron? Knit skirts, I think. I’ve got knits in my stash and if I stick to elastic waists and avoid gathers, a few skirts are doable. They’re also warmer than woven cotton.
I’ve been to SF before so I know the climate, and I won’t waste my time with landmarks (Alcatraz? Golden Gate? Been there, done that, phffft). I’ve also hit Britex, the famous fabric store — too pricey for someone who shops the Fabric District in L.A. I’ll be cruising the Haight for all the little boutique shops we don’t have here, and hopefully plunking down a bit of fun cash.
I CAN’T WAIT. It’s gonna be epic, if I can just get my travel wardrobe sorted.