I know it's September 17, and evidently Target thinks time is nigh to throw the ol' Christmas lights up on the shelves. (It's not.) Because, guys, summer isn't quite over.
Here in my part of the world, we've had a few lovely 80-degree days recently. Today I realized that I hadn't blogged the Pony tank I am wearing with my newly shortened Alberta Street skirt, so I decided to get a few photos and put them up here for future reference.
The tank was one of those it's-almost-vacation-and-I-need-to-make-something-new impulse sews. Like my previous Pony Tank (the blue and white one, as I ended up giving the other one to my mother-in-law in July), this one is a straight size 16 with the exception of the armscye depth, which I cut on the size 8 line.
I once read a review of a dramatic hi-lo top on a blog (I can't remember which), where the writer described the back part of the top as a "butt cape." Wearing my first Pony makes me feel a bit like I have on a butt cape, so I decided to shorten the back a bit. I think I actually shortened the whole thing, but the drapey rayon sprang up higher than I had expected, so I ended up leaving the edges raw. I like these proportions better than the ones on my other Pony.
I also recently shortened my denim Alberta Street skirt. I love this skirt and wear it all the time, through all seasons. This summer, however, the length suddenly seemed a little frumpy. I was really surprised; I've always been a knee-length-or-longer kind of girl when it comes to skirts, usually feeling uncomfortable in a skirt any shorter. But I think my style is changing a bit, influenced no doubt by the legions of sewing blogs I read.
I'm digging a shorter skirt these days, so I took off about 2.5 inches and I'm really pleased with the results. I almost can't wait to try it with tights and boots. Except, I can. Summer, don't leave me yet!
Thanks for reading, and see you next time!