Summer in New England this year has been weird and wimpy. The dogs days have been few and far between.
On one hand, this is wonderful. Already, in August, it feels like fall. I’ve worn pants a few times, turned off the AC, packed my swimsuit away until next year.
But is the fall weather here to stay? I’m banking on summer making a reappearance, no matter how briefly. In fact, I worked on my wardrobe just in case I’m right with another flirting the issue skirt, by Anna Maria Horner and made in one of her voiles. I made one back in May. This latest iteration is pretty much exactly the same; I tweaked some of the measurements just a bit.
If the idea of sewing clothes intimidates you, this is the skirt for you. There’s no pattern to work from: you’re really sewing four big rectangles together and adding some elastic to the waist. I find voile a little annoying to work with (give me a hearty quilting cotton any day!). This skirt is so easy to construct, however, that you will have no need to unpick stitches and risk hurting the delicate fabric.
Can I just say that my other noteworthy finish of the week was Kate Racculia’s Bellweather Rhapsody? A skirt and a novel wrapped up in the same week that there’s no summer school, no camp? Yeah, I’m feeling pretty good, but still anxiously awaiting the start of school! (If you haven’t read my ode from earlier in the week, rest assured that I’m a better sewist than poet.)
Linking up to TGIFF at Devoted Quilter and Finish It Up Friday, as well as Sew Cute Tuesday ...