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I know your June weather may not be the same as mine. Here in CA it’s time for summer skies, a little more heat, and a vacation feeling whether or not we’re able to leave town. (Hey, feel free to post about what kind of sewing your climate inspires below!)
Sometimes I’m able to take an actual summer vacation and other years I focus on treating the summer like a vacation, even when I don’t leave the San Francisco Bay Area, where I live. This summer I was able to take a mini vacation weekend trip to Disneyland. As a matter of fact I just got back☺ I went with my beautiful, kind and funny, young adult daughter. Getting to bond with her at this age is really fun! I took along a newly finished garment from my summer wardrobe on the trip and I’ll talk about sewing that in the show. I’m going to continue to focus on treating the rest of the summer like a vacation, no matter what I get to do. And I’m going to continue to sew for my summer vacation, no matter how far afield of home I manage to go.
Here’s what I’m talking about in this month’s show
* Primero: Planning My Summer Vacation Sewing
I may be a casual dresser, but I'm not into Normcore, anti-fashion. No, I go for an arty-romantic look, creating summer vacation outfits that make me feel special– whether I wear them on a trip across an ocean, a local museum visit, or just special tea with a buddy on my patio, is the kind of thing that keeps me Enchanted by Sewing
I’ve gotten a lot of great ideas for summer sewing, either for a vacation away from home or making a includes patterns for relaxed and beautiful garments that vacation right where I live, from this new-to-me book
* Entonces/Then Key pieces I’ve created so far for my summer vacation sewists wardrobe
|Love my new denim skirt - It flatters my figure type!|
And how about that CA Summer Skies Shirt?
You bet I'm happy with my latest rendition of B5526
Of course I had to get some new red sandals to enhance my blue and white summer wardrobe theme :-)
b. Summer Skies shirt http://meencantacoser.blogspot.com/2014/06/terminado-my-ca-summer-skies-seersucker.html
I refurbished two pair of shorts and and a pair of pants by adding thread belt loops. Guess who feels like she got three new garments? This posting from my regular blog includes a how-to link for those belt loops http://meencantacoser.blogspot.com/2014/06/wardrobe-refurbish-sewist-loves-to.html
d. Closet Shopping turned up a couple of pretty, arty shirts I’ve made in past that work well with my refurbished pants
These garments together give a slightly dressy edge to my summer vacation and make me stand up a little straighter and really feel good about myself. -
* I followup with Technicos: Focusing on seersucker sewing with my CA Summer skies shirt