Although it’s summertime, the sun has been a bit shy so far.
For the last couple of weeks, the days seem to alternate between glorious sunshine (and hot weather to match) and cloudy skies (with the matching showers).
Needless to say, I needed to make a detour from my original summer sewing plans. So, this weekend, I went back to basics to prepare a “in-between” outfit that could be also worn (layered) when the sun is not shinning.
My options: Picnic Class blouse (with added wideness at the front and back bodice and a favorite print form the Posy collection by Aneela Hoey) and Hopscotch skirt (dots print from my stash. Sorry, but I couldn’t find the source).
You can’t really beat Oliver+S pattern for basic pieces, that go together like a breeze (lol) and really look great together (I am a huge fan of mix and match with Oliver + S patterns).
I added a bit of lace at the front yoke for added interest (and because it’s easier to tell the front from the back, lol).
The colors look really nice right now and I’m sure these will become great transitional pieces for fall as well.
(this pint really appeals to my book lover-self. There’s something magical about reading your favorite books in a peaceful countryside. And the little chicks are my girl’s current favorite).
Did you also happen to notice my new “toy”?
I found this dress form in an auction site a few weeks ago and, promptly, shared my discovery with my husband (the dress form is not new, but it looks pretty nice to me). As he already bears quite a lot with my sewing projects (too much, I must add) I assume it was “nice” to share this as well (he did made a funny face, now that I think about it).
What I didn’t expect was for him to come home a few of days later holding the dress form as a gift to me🙂 He even did some negotiation with the seller and went to pick it up personally!
Love! (and it’s even more impressive, considering the fact that I don’t have a separate sewing room and the dress form is too big to fit my (sewing) cupboard. Yet, it does looks rather nice in our bedroom, lol).
Happy sewing everyone (the sun is suppose to be back in a couple of days, so I need to return to summer sewing),