Yes, I'm here. It's been a while.
Where have I been, if not sewing and writing about it? I spilled water on my computer at the end of May, and finally got a replacement about a week ago. That said, I have 2 unfinished pairs of pants that I just can't get myself to try on for hemming. Remember how I said I live in a shoebox? Allow me to correct myself: I live in an oven. The natural light that I loved in the winter turns my apartment into a greenhouse in the summertime. I am just not in the mood to curl up with a pair of wool pants (or anything for that matter) to sew hooks and eyes or hem the cuffs.
Instead, I sit in the dark with all the fans on. Kidding! There are a lot of nice restaurant patios in my neighborhood so I've been having a lot of evening drinks just as it's starting to cool down. Fun, but not very conducive to sewing.
So as not to end this post with a whimper, or Joaquin Pheonix, I will leave you with this inspiration from Diane von Furstenberg. How does she use giant prints in such a beautiful way? Me, I'll probably use the giant print that I have in my stash (and cause for searching inspiration) in as simple a design a possible.
Diane von Furstenberg dress (see more diane von furstenberg dresses)