Monday, June 25, 2012

Striped Blouse in the Heat

I was curious to know what the temperature is upstairs, since we've not been running the upstairs AC(I have an aversion to using electricity) and have just been airing it out at night. So far it's been cool enough at night. So I took the thermometer out of the freezer(testing new appliances!) and put it in my bedroom. Three hours later, it read 98F. No wonder I was getting dehydrated sitting in my own bedroom. Maybe now I'll turn the AC on to 90F, or perhaps on desperate days 85F. This week we have a straight run of 90F predictions. I know this weather is a lifestyle for many people, but it's not for me! I'm having trouble adjusting.

Anyway, I finished the lavender striped non-Mary blouse and wore it to Church Sunday.

It did look better with a linen skirt and my American Duchess shoes, but I was too lazy to take a picture yesterday.

It's a slip-on blouse, which tend to look poufy, so I added a snap-closing belt. I ended up not altering the pattern much at all except to add a collar.


Jennifer said...

It's gorgeous, Em! It looks like it turned out well.

wtg00dw said...

As a representative of OPPD, I take exception to your aversion to using electricity. Crank up the AC, girl!

The Marchioness said...

Thanks Jen!

Mr. G, I'll consider it.

Anna Naomi said...

Very pretty blouse! I like how you added the belt. And goodness... you must have a high heat tolerance! ;)

The Marchioness said...

Thanks, Anna! It needed the belt because slip-on shirts make me look fat. You know, I thought I was getting used to the heat until the humidity kicked in. Last night I went out on the deck and it was cooler than upstairs, but it was like being underwater. I'm sure you know what that's like, being from the south.