Making an ensemble for Oktoberfest from fabrics I had on hand. I love this dotted Swiss handkerchief weight fabric, and this is for the blouse. I don't have a ruffle foot, so I improvised and just tried to be uniform in feeding extra fabric every other stitch. The ruffle alone took an hour just to gather up. It's not perfect, but it's still going to be cute, I think!
The sleeves will go on tomorrow and I'll finish it probably tomorrow night. :)
My tires wore out so quickly it was astonishing. I had a nice set of Michelins with 90,000 mike warranty, and barely eked out 47,000 on them. The new set is on now. Going for alignment this week, and hopefully I can see a few more miles on this bunch.
On the penultimate (I hope) triple digit day of the year...
...I have to say that if there's an up-side to living in a ridiculously hot place, it's that I can put an entire basket of clothes on the line to dry at 6PM, and they'll be dry and toasty before the sun goes down. I love the smell of line-dried textiles, and I also love saving electricity. It gets me out of the house some days when I'd rather not, perhaps, and that's good, too.
It was 102F today, and tomorrow is forecast for 100, but Wednesday is forecast for a positively frigid 90F.
Fetch me my parka, Jeeves!
As summers go, this one hasn't been brutal, but I will not be sorry to see the back of it.