I’ve always thought that Oregonians are sort of like ice cubes, generally pretty chill and they melt in high heat. Seriously, the only thing more whiney than an Oregonian wishing for proper summer weather is an Oregonian in temperatures above 95 degrees. We are a temperate people.
And apparently, I’ve been missing the drizzle and grey because I felt the need to make a summer dress covered in umbrellas. As you do. (Seriously though: keep up with the warm, Northwest, I want a real summer this year).
It’s another Bombshell from Gertie’s class but I swapped out the gathered skirt for a half circle skirt. I was a little iffy on the whole thing as I used quilting cotton and thought it might be too heavy to drape well. As it turns out, the stiffness keeps the skirt out and full (as horsehair in a hem might do) properly encouraging girly skirt twirl fests.
The skirt is also lined with another quilting cotton (I have a problem) to avoid as potential visibility issues plus it furnished an excellent opportunity to add a little embroidered detail. It was nice to finally break out the embroidery stitches on my machine. Now I just need to find the right garment to use the tiny bicycles on…
The belt is made from one of Sunni’s belt kits (highly recommended by the way) and scraps from my red Truffle dress. I am definitely a homemade belt convert, I wear this thing all the time. Now I just need to figure out what to do with my other kit.
Speaking of scraps, check out my on-the-home-stretch quilt top:
Bam. I’m hoping to get it done by the end of this week so it can be quilted before I move to Pittsburgh next month. Only 23 days!