|Pamela's Patterns Skirt with embellishment|
Every summer I seem to reach a place where I don't want to work on a big sewing project and I don't want to be trying on muslins and making pattern adjustments. It's hot here in Maryland and I'm out walking dogs a few times a day (no fenced yard but a nearby dog park finally opens in three months) and my sewing room is not the most comfortable this time of year. Mr. Lucky and I are having fun visiting with friends we haven't seen since last summer and I'm even cooking more since I love having local fresh fruits and veges so available again. My sewing productivity slows down and it's time to sit quietly and hand sew. Yesterday was the perfect day to sit in the shade and finish sewing the various yo-yos to this skirt. Warm but not humid with a slight breeze.
I'm already getting lots of wear out of the half dozen skirts I have made from this Perfect Pencil Skirt pattern. When I pulled this cotton lycra stretch woven from my stash I just looked at the geometric and floral abstract print and decided to echo the flowers with some texture. I'm very drawn to tone on tone texture. That's one of the reasons I like Anthropologie clothing. And look at this terrific blog entry by my friend Julie about her handsewing details inspired by the clothing line, Alabama Chanin link
Julie's Alabama Chanin "tribute" skirt
Two Clover yo -yo makers let me sew these flowers in two evenings of TV last week. I'm glad that I added them to my toolbox. Clover yo yo makers I sewed them on with Clover embroidery needles. You can tell I'm a fan of the high quality Clover products.
It was also a great afternoon to finish reading this novel. It was light and entertaining but also provides some thoughtful ideas about women, sexual power and relationships. I think a book club discussion would be quite lively.