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Covet Wednesdays: Casual Summer Style

May 20, 2015

I’ve said it before: I’m pretty much clueless when it comes to dressing myself in the summer time. I blame it on twenty-some years of living in Minnesota where it only got really hot for a couple of weeks each year.

Out here in PA, my summer wardrobe needed a boost. When I heard about the Pattern Review Wardrobe Contest, I jumped at the opportunity to put some thought into my summer clothes even though there was very little time left in the contest.
PR Wardrobe Contest mood board

Since I’m mostly working from home this summer as I prepare my dissertation proposal and fall class, I themed my wardrobe “Casual Coffee Dates” for those few times a week that I get out of the house and meet up with a friend–oftentimes to keep writing, just in the company of a fellow grad student. I took a good look at my stash and planned projects while putting together this wardrobe, so most of what you see on the mood board is patterns and supplies that I already owned and planned to make anyway. This was just a nice little push to get some new garments into my closet before the heat of summer really set in.

In the end, I didn’t finish sewing by the (ridiculous, absolutely unattainable) deadline, but I do have six more summer garments than I had before I set out on this challenge. The other three are in progress, and I’m looking forward to finishing them and sharing everything here on the blog in the coming weeks.

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  1. May 23, 2015 11:46 am

    Love the green dress pattern in particular. And, of course, “casual coffee dates” as a style 🙂 Wish we could have a casual coffee date!

    • May 23, 2015 1:41 pm

      I miss you so much, Anne! I wish we were in the same city so we could have sewing, coffee, shopping, knitting, movie, and any other kind of dates! Keep your eyes open for jobs that Steve and I could apply to, okay?

      I put in an abstract for a conference in Fort Wayne in late September. If it’s accepted, I would love to swing down to Indy, but that will probably depend on my teaching schedule.

      The green dress is actually the one I’m working on right now, and it’s looking good so far. Are you sewing much? I remember you had taken a class or two.

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