Sunday, June 11, 2017

Changing Seasons

It seems the summer weather has suddenly arrived. I'm not ready!! I'm not a big fan of summer or it's clothing. The days are too warm for my liking and I prefer spring/fall fashions to those of the hot sticky months ahead. I also came to the startling realization the other day that I have very little actual summer wear in my wardrobe, at least for the very high temp days. When I made my wardrobe plan, I somehow missed the fact that I had hardly any light clothing (denial perhaps?). So now I'm scrambling to get a few pieces ready before the humidity reaches oppressive proportions. 

Speaking of sewing: I just finished my new grey wool skirt... just in time for summer.... Ok, perhaps not the best timed piece but I still love this skirt! I'm trying to eke out as much wear as possible for now by combining it with the few lightweight tops I own. This skirt is such a versatile piece and works well with a variety of styles and decades. I paired it the other day with a cotton gingham 1940's/1950's style me-made top and my Victorian style boots. This sort of outfit has a vintage-vibe without being too fussy for going out for coffee and a few errands. I wore my hair (almost)down since it was just re-hennaed and it seemed a shame to tuck it up or hid it under a hat. 

I've been getting a lot of knitting done lately including a long-sleeve Edwardian Pullover and a new pair of Edwardian socks (again, perhaps not the best timing). I haven't finished sewing all the sweater pieces together quite yet, but the socks are completely done. I must admit, I'm not a big fan of these socks. The pattern seemed interesting but the final sock fits oddly. The toe area is snug and the top-of-foot/heel area is way too loose (even on my rather large feet). It was an interesting project to work on, but I couldn't recommend the pattern. 

Don't they look odd when not on a foot?! It's actually surprising they fit at all.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend.

That's All.


  1. Hello Kate, I sure know all about the Ontario humidity and have found myself bracing for it's return..
    I also have always preferred fall fashions the most, but I guess if I try hard enough, a sun dress is always sweet, though I shun the sun, I burn quickly .. I really love your featured ensemble, that skirt will take you through several seasons for sure.
    Flower garden update here, the Peonies are in full bloom and I sure am enjoying their splendid perfume..
    Hopefully the strawberries will be just as plentiful this year ...

    Wishing you a terrific June.. !!!
    Kindest Regards, Pamela

    1. Humidity is the worst! This week has been so sticky.

      Peonies are such stunning flowers. Ours just started to bloom this week. I tried dying some a few years ago to preserve them (with mixed results), but they are just so beautiful when they are fresh.

  2. I am having the exact same problem right now! I started sewing a lot of new things after the new year but everything has long sleeves, high collars, lots of pants. Now that its June in St Louis, its sticky and hot and I have nothing to wear. Last night I worked on some ideas on a Pinterest board and made myself a shopping list to take to the thrift store. I did manage to find a few simple tees on clearance that look cute with circle skirts or capris. Fall can't get here soon enough!

    1. A Pinterest board is a great idea! I may have to do the same.

  3. I agree with you concerning Summer. I hate the hot temperatures and humidity. Your hair looks so lovely with the bow in back. I like your outfit, very pretty.