do you feel it? it couldn't be more summer-time if it tried. people in the city are drunk on summer. people in the country are drunk on summer. people in blogland are drunk on summer. we barely have a minute to holler out a comment because THERE IS SO MUCH SUMMER.*
(*unless you are on the flip side of the world, in which case, happy winter. i love you, southern hemisphere.)
summer means dresses for me. actually, i guess every season means dresses for me. i've grown accustomed to feeling over-dress-ed, literally.
proof: even when my hot li'l summer hands possess a perfect li'l empire waist button up top pattern, what do i do?
i go on and extend it to dress length.
although said "length" was very much in flux. i thought i had enough of this cotton voile (a michael levine prize from project sewn!) to go maxi, but midi was all she wrote. mini was pinned into the mix for a hot minute, and i think it may still be in the cards....
but i landed on midi. yet somehow midi makes this more of a "doing the chores" dress, don't you think? shall i dissect?
here, i am giving you "did that brick really just crumble when i leaned against the wall" face.
this was a delight to sew up, even with my hackerings. she is skinny bitch curvy chick's empire waist blouse, a line sized for petites of ALL sizes, for real, XXS-3X. i've actually worn her out more times than i can count. i was just waiting to holler about her, as betsy is in the process of reformatting her PDFs. this blouse got the first makeover-- lemme say, the pattern is beautifully drafted, but when i bought it, the PDF tiling was... advanced. she's on sale right now to celebrate said fixin'!
alright, people of all seasons, i know you're busy summering and sewing. go do stuff. make this top, or sign up for carolyn's tried n true class tomorrow, or go to the charles james exhibit, or drink some hot cocoa.
cause i love you, southern hemisphere.