Sewing projects

I've been wanting to make more of my own clothes, mostly out of a desire to remove myself from the current consumer fashion culture, but also to hone a new skill and ultimately to make great fitting pieces that will last me a while.

 

The Pearl Shift Dress from Green Bee Patterns by Alexia Abegg.  I made it a size or two too large (mainly in the shoulders) so I may re-visit this, but I LOVE this pattern.  Also, I learned how to make pockets, so that was great!

The Pearl Shift Dress from Green Bee Patterns by Alexia Abegg.  I made it a size or two too large (mainly in the shoulders) so I may re-visit this, but I LOVE this pattern.  Also, I learned how to make pockets, so that was great!

The Owyn Pants from Lotta Jansdotter's Everyday style with a few modifications in the leg shape and length.

The Owyn Pants from Lotta Jansdotter's Everyday style with a few modifications in the leg shape and length.

Slow Fashion

I want to write a longer post about why I have a conviction about fast fashion and the pitfalls of our consumer culture, but so many have already said it well (see here, and here).  

Instead, I want to show you my sweater and say that I'm enjoying stretching my patience (notoriously in short supply) by working on a long-haul project.

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Sag Harbor Trip

Our annual beach trip was delightful in unexpected ways.  Going before the season really started meant we had the beach to ourselves, though the weather was poetic and moody, rather than sunny and balmy. 

We lounged, ate fresh strawberries with juice running down our fingers and faces, splashed in the pool and tried (and failed) to count stars.  Bedtime was completely ignored and dips in the pool counted as a bath most nights.  It was total relaxation and it was perfect.

We had a few sunny days and we ran as fast as we could to the beach, to make the most of it.