just in time for 104 degree heat

We’re going sleeveless around here! It was 104 degrees today, and we don’t have air conditioning. Hoo boy. Nothing one can do but sit very still and wear sleeveless clothing.

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Yup, it’s yet another item out of a Machiko Kayaki sewing book! This one is out of Sewing Lesson. I used some old gingham I dug out of my mother’s pile of fabric (and I SWEAR I didn’t even think about it being green until I was nearly finished). I didn’t have quite enough to go totally on the bias, which is why it is more slanted than diagonal. Oh well. Also, the top is a little big in the armholes, but who cares! The more breeze running through, the better! It was a pretty quick and fun project.

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18 Responses to just in time for 104 degree heat

  1. carolyn says:

    nice farmer tan, DH. i’d borrow that shirt but it wouldn’t even fit over one half of my butt. skinny beeyatch. did you buy green shoes yet?

  2. melissa f. says:

    CRAP!! ruffles!? hittin’ the big time.

  3. Melanie says:

    Those ruffles rock!
    Take heart–it will only be 99 degrees tomorrow.

  4. sally says:

    Oh, this is my favorite shirt from that book. I LOVE the ruffles. I need some ruffles in my wardrobe!

  5. Lydia says:

    Looks great!

  6. Rebecca says:

    It looks fabulous, the shaping is lovely. Thanks for leading me to something else to put on my wish list, oh dear it is becoming such a very big list…

  7. Kim says:

    Slanted is a very nice funky touch.

  8. Mary-Heather says:

    Very cute shirt! I like the cut of it. It’s way too hot here in LA, too (9 am, no AC, I’m already sweaty… ugh) so you are really making me want to whip up some cute sleeveless shirts!

  9. Elaine says:

    Stay cool tips from Elaine in Arizona:
    *Drink lots of water and iced tea.
    *Go to a store or mall and use their free air conditioning.
    *Go to a movie and use their free (well, not exactly) air conditioning.
    *Go to the library and use their free air conditioning.
    As you can see, I’m a big proponent of the ‘free air.’

  10. julie says:

    so pretty! I have been wanting to try doing ruffles for a while now. I think I need to hunt up that book!

  11. Julia says:

    So. Cute!! I love it. And I especially love the what do you call it on the front, it makes the top so cute.

  12. patti says:

    What a great, cool looking top. I LOVE that it is not quite on the bias, it looks so neat that way!
    Did I tell you I got my first machiko Kayaki book? I bought some freezer paper yesterday at the store so I can trace one of the patterns- I am excited to try it out!! Her patterns are so clean and modern looking, yet sort of vintage-y too, if that makes sense (like the milkmaid dress).

  13. katie says:

    So pretty, and it looks cool, like a cucumber!

  14. Gina says:

    Is it possible that one could be cuter than the next? Too cute!

  15. mod*mom says:

    cute + practical.
    it was 108 here yesterday + we don’t have air conditioning either.
    it was nice + cool at the ocean in San Francisco today, but we came home + it’s too hot for clothes at all. i’m in my undies.
    do you know about sewretro.blogspot.com?
    it’s pretty knew + growing rapidly

  16. amy k. says:

    oh THIS is so very good! I love it!!

  17. Cindi says:

    Green is my favorite color. I love all the green you have been making. I also have almost every room in my house painted a shade of green, so I love your bathroom!

  18. melissa says:

    That looks great! I think there’s a similar pattern in one of the other machiko books I have.

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