Closet Case Files giveaway for the By Hand London Victoria blazer pattern! Thanks, Heather Lou! Summer short-suit, here I come....
And then Colette released the much anticipated new shirt-dress pattern!
Oh, and I also got married!
Brooklyn Borough Hall is a surprisingly efficient place, and it's even kind of pretty inside. For some reason, I'd anticipated that a trip to the marriage bureau would be similar to going to the DMV, but thankfully that's not the case at all.
We didn't hire a photographer or anything, but both of my parents ended up coming to town so they snapped a few photos of the occasion.
I was glad that my dress (V1288) was both short & sleeveless, because last Tuesday was a killer of a day: both incredibly hot and humid. Also, it's pretty fun to make your own wedding dress and opt-out of the intense shopping pressure. (Not that I didn't have some sewing-room pressure -- my first dress was actually a spectacularly failed Oolong. I may share some pictures of that later, as soon as I can face the creeping, crooked seam lines.)
I was at the beach for the rest of the week, so I pretty much spent all my time in swimsuits, or shorts and tees. So last week reminded me that I need to refine my summer wardrobe. Usually I prefer wearing breezy cotton dresses when it's hot, but I've really culled a lot of ill-fitting or worn-out clothes from my closet, and there aren't many summer dresses left.