If you're visiting my blog for the first time because of Self-Stitched-September, WELCOME! If you're a regular reader who comes here for sewing/knitting/jewelry content, you'll be seeing plenty of that in the coming weeks. And if you're a regular reader who doesn't come here for sewing/knitting/jewelry content, don't worry, I promise not to make the blog all-clothes-and-accessories-all-the-time this month!
In my mind, September in Atlanta is kind of like its own season. Call it not-quite-fall. The weather might not be as hot as July and August, but daytime temps are still normally well into the 80s (30-ish celsius). The difference is, by this point, I'm OVER it. Tired of sweating while sitting still. Tired of squinting into the humid haze.
As I mentioned last week, I'm trying to make SSS as different from Me-Made-June as possible, even though the weather is pretty similar. Getting dressed at this time of year can be tricky, because I still need to be wearing hot weather clothes, but mentally, I've moved on to a cooler weather frame of mind.
So, September: Sleeves will still be short, but colors will be darker. Necklines will still be open, but now they might show off darker, chunkier jewelry. I'll still be wearing open-toed shoes most days, but my toenails might be painted Copper Penny than Sunkissed Glow. Silk flower in my hair? Maybe, but now it'll be a sunflower instead of a hibiscus. The transition needs to be in the small details at this point, until it's time to break out the tights and sweaters!
- Top: Simplicity 2614
- Skirt: McCall's 4783 (out of print)
- Earrings: Me-made