So - summer sewing. And this year it's sleeveless for the first time in over 2 years. This is very exciting for me - it means the inflammation in my arms is diminishing. Any chronic disorder takes an emotional toll, as many of you know, and small victories really matter. For me this is huge!
Good reason to pull out this cotton shirting that I've been hoarding for several months. It's one of my very favorite tropical prints, and I wanted to use it for something I can really enjoy.
|Fabric - Hibiscus Lily Tropical Shirting, JoAnns|
Looking back, I think I could have used the Tiny Pocket Tee from Grainline Studio as a starting point - it's a basic tank style with bust darts.
The fun part is big ole patch pockets, centered across the side seams. I love them! they're right there - a natural place for my hands to go. No dangling inside pocket. And I don't think they look at all frumpy on this print.
I have these little drugstore sun hats in just about every color :-) They're perfect for short hair.
And I did get chased inside by the rain.
I hope everyone has a wonderful, safe week - Coco
Perfect for the heat and humidity!ReplyDelete
thank you, Donna!Delete
beautiful colors in that fabric and a very cute maxi dressReplyDelete
thanks so much, Beth!Delete
Congrats on the bare arms! We'll be seeing you in that new Closet Case File bikini next, right? :)ReplyDelete
LOL! I wish... :-)Delete
Glad you are able to enjoy sleeveless this summer! Pretty dress for sure!ReplyDelete
thanks so much, Linda!Delete
The sleeveless looks great! and I love these colors on you as well. They must make you feel a degree or two cooler down there in FLA. Wonderful results!ReplyDelete
thanks, Bunny. You're right - perception is reality and it feels cool!Delete
This is gorgeous! Perfect dress in a perfect print for the humid weather!ReplyDelete
thanks so much, Carolyn!Delete
Gorgeous fabric! Perfect dress for summer heat. (Love the pockets!)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Irene. I really like the pockets as well - so easy to find!Delete
And don't you look cool and beautiful!ReplyDelete
thanks, Theresa. I try :-) and this dress does make me feel pretty.Delete
What a beautiful, summery dressReplyDelete
thanks so much, Catherine!Delete
Good for you and little victories like sleeveless - this will be my first summer wearing sleeveless too. I'm still a bit self-conscious about it but then actually realise that no-one is looking at me and so what if they do?ReplyDelete
It looks like you need a raincoat not a cardigan over that summery dress.
Thanks, Ruth. You've been such an inspiration for me. Good for us!Delete
I love your dress and you look great!ReplyDelete
I like the inclusion of the weather map, too.
Thank you! I was so curious about the weather, these little rain showers move in and out so quickly. Fun to watch on Weather Underground.Delete
You look great in your pretty dress! Congrats on the bare arms!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Sue!Delete
So pretty & summery. I absolutely love those hats in all those colors!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Bev. I bet you'd really like these hats, short hair just behaves in them :-)Delete
Truly happy for you in your wonderful, sleeveless dress.ReplyDelete
Margene, thank you so very much.Delete
Your dress is beautiful, love the colour on you and, the matching hat. A truly beautiful outfit for the Florida summer.ReplyDelete
thank you, Sandra!Delete
Very beautiful! And congratulations on your health milestone! I know that makes wearing this dress very special.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Ann - it does feel special.Delete
A wonderful dress and so right for a hot climate. I really love the pockets and have to use that idea. Congrats on your improvement health wise. Sleeveless is so necessary in hot weather so I feel your joy!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Diana. I'm crazy for these pockets, my version of a Dottie dress :-) And going sleeveless just feels wonderful.Delete
Coco, you look stunning. This dress is bee-eautiful!!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Jillian!Delete
Thanks, Valerie. BTW, I'm enjoying your photo blog so much. I keep trying to comment, but the server doesn't like me for some reason. Wonderful pics and I love wandering around your city with you.ReplyDelete
Fantastic dress! That's the kind of thing I like to wear in hot, humid weather.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lynn! I agree - it's light, it doesn't cling to my legs like pants do, and because it's long, I don't get stuck to a chair - that's the one thing I dislike about shorts and short dresses :-)Delete
I adore this print & it's colors on you. And the little turtle spoke to me today. ;)ReplyDelete