Strange thing. When I logged onto my blog this morning, it popped up and said I am following no blogs! How did that happen? I don't recall going through and un-following any blogs... perhaps I am a far more active and computer-savvy sleepwalker than I ever realised...Has this ever happened to anyone else???
Anyway, I am sweltering... without a doubt my bathers are the most worn items in my wardrobe this summer; I am in and out of them at least four times a day. In and out of the pool. I'm a believer that if one has a pool (which we are hugely fortunate to have) then one should not use the air conditioning. The downside to this is that Perth has not dipped below 22C at any point over the last ten days or so, meaning all night we are stifling. The only pleasant time of the day is first thing in the morning, when we do get down to around 22C and it is bliss to get outside of this oven of a house and flop into the pool, again. Of course, by mid afternoon the aforementioned oven is a cool cool haven compared to the fierce heat outside! Every now and then the family gets jack of it and switches on the air conditioning despite my rants about greenhouse gases etc Oh I've just googled and 22C is 72F on the old scale. Highs generally 36C, or 98F.
In glove stuff... Lauriana and Darci have both made a start on their gloves, which is fabulous... and I am waiting to see how they go on their muslin gloves. I am still unsure about cutting into my lilac suede skirt. In fact as it has been hanging in my laundry awaiting its execution I am starting to regain a new fondness for it and am fantasising about all the great combinations I could make with it... as a skirt. It may well find its way back into my wardrobe. I do have another op shop suede skirt that is a very 70's beige and that I have never worn. I might chop this one up instead.
Lauriana mentioned an unusual seaming around the thumb in her store bought leather gloves... and I got out my own leather gloves to have a look, and on all of my four pairs of leather gloves that I currently own there is the same strange gusset/flap arrangement sewn into the thumb area too (see below). I've never consciously noticed this before! This feature is definitely not in my Vogue glove pattern, and what is more I think this sort of seaming would be way beyond my capacity to draft for myself.
Top; Country Road, originally white and dyed with ground turmeric
Skirt; my own design, charcoal grey jersey knit
Necklace; made by me, tutorial here
Sandals; Anna, from Marie Claire shoes
Gloves (below) a souvenir from Venice. Look at this lovely detailing on the back....