Has anyone else noticed that Bloglovin' has started to delete all unread posts that are older than about 20 days? Like, sometime in April? I haven't been reading blogs with any kind of regularity since I started working on-call, but even less since Bloglovin' made it impossible to catch up. So if you've been wondering why I barely comment, that's why. I've even put together a must-read list, but still can't manage to keep up. Oh well. It hasn't been a priority, I guess. Happily, I manage to check my Twitter and Instagram once or twice a day on my commute, so I'm not totally out of the loop. ;-) If I'm not following you already, feel free to put a link in the comments!
So, sewing. As with most years, my summer to-sew list was way longer than what I actually managed to make, but I did manage some crucial bits:
That must have been my favorite part of summer sewing! I spent a week at my parents' while it was 30+ degrees outside, and whiled away a couple of afternoons on the veranda putting this together.
Gillian graciously picked out and sent to me, because it is entirely impossible to get bathing suit fabrics in cute prints in Germany. Don't ask me why, everything I found online and at the shops was either boringly solid or weirdly neon or definitely old-lady prints. Anyway, thanks again, Gillian!
The other thing is that I used a quite substantial nude swimsuit lycra as a lining, instead of the recommended (mesh) swimsuit lining. This makes the suit quite heavy, especially when the 3 layers and all that gathered fabric are dripping wet, plus it takes forever to dry! Does anyone know a (European) source for swimsuit lining - the thin, mesh-like stuff?
Green Maxi Dress
This is the dress I spent most of my summer wearing. Honestly, I think I only took it off to wash it. ;)
That's actually only the beginning of what I made this summer. More to follow. And then I may even manage to tell you about my fall sewing plans...