A little more beach-love today, folks. (New readers, I should tell you now that we are about to embark upon the season in which 90% of the content around these parts is somehow ocean-related. Consider yourself warned.)
This weekend - just in time for wearing to the beach - I finished the Summer Blouse from Weekend Sewing. I love, love, love this blouse. (Also? love the word "blouse.") Super light weight and gauzy, it's going to be just the right thing for putting over a swimsuit and keeping the chill at bay, or for keeping the sun off my skin. I predict a few more of these will be made before summer really heats up.
The details, for those interested: I added 2.5" to the length of the shirt, just to be sure it was of a length I like (it's close - next time I'll add 3 inches). I also added 1.5" to the sleeves. The markings for the sleeve gathers are missing from the pattern, but I didn't really find that I needed them (though, the errata is available here). The fabric is a "cotton lawn". I don't really know what that means exactly, but I love it and need to find more - it's the perfect summer weight. This print is Flora, from Superbuzzy.
The beach gear is at the ready, I'm armed with cotton lawn (and shorter hair), and Harper's looking forward to adding a bit of sand to his all-breastmilk diet. Oh yes, we are happy, indeed.