Before going back home from our Vegas trip, we decided to drive to Southern California for a weekend. It was refreshing to get away from the scorching desert weather.
While walking along the beaches of So Cal, I felt pure joy and gratitude that I was there, living in the moment. There is something healing about being near an ocean. We rarely experience that feeling living in the landlocked midwest.
We also visited the Mission San Juan Capistrano, a historic Spanish mission in Orange county. It was soul lifting to walk through the mission and its 10 acres of gardens.
Over a week later, I am now back at home and struggling to be productive.
I really don’t feel like sewing or doing much of anything. I am just exhausted from the past few months of classes and then non-stop traveling.
My Burda Style July issue came in the mail today. I eagerly flipped through it hoping to be inspired. I also wanted to find a quick and easy project to ease myself back to reality.
Well, slim pickings this month. I was not crazy about the dropped waist styles featured in this issue. Many of the styles were downright hideous. For example…
After thumbing though the pages, I did flag a few designs for potential projects.
This vintage dress is cute. I don’t particularly care for the “cross your heart piping” though. Without the piping, it could be a lovely summer dress using my newly acquired lawn.
I also like this unisex shirt. I love that there are both men and women pattern sizes.
This summer top is cute and easy to sew.
I revisited the featured dropped waist dresses. I was intrigued by this dress on second look. I am strangely attracted to the chiffon godets. I do like 1920’s style, even though I don’t think this is the best silhouette for me. Maybe in a different color…
Out of curiosity, I asked Mr. Dashing to have a look at the magazine and pick out any styles that he thought I should make.
“I think this one is really cool! You should make it!” he said of this number…
Ack!!! What was he thinking?! Does he not notice the poorly placed keyhole opening? Or maybe this is why he likes it so much? Note to self: “He is not allowed to shop for clothing for me without my approval.” What do you think?
Hopefully your summer/winter (or whatever season it is in your part of the world) is going well and more productive!
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