After months of monitoring the (frankly sickening) cost of transatlantic travel this summer, we finally were able to book our flights to the States this past weekend thanks to a KLM sale. It still cost almost a quarter more than any other time we've flown as a foursome, but until the sale prospective flights were coming in at more than fifty percent higher than last summer. Any guesses on how much of the total flight costs were taxes and airport fees? Sixty four percent. I will now jump off my rageful soapbox.
The good news is that there is now an opportunity to take my winter coat off and I have a beady eye on some patterns that will be completely inappropriate for the remaining 49 weeks of the year. These shorts from Colette's new collection fit the bill, and now that I've seen a bright red and classic black in the Flickr pool I'm even more keen. I really, really like Colette Patterns but as someone who almost universally dislikes pastels I am sometimes put off by their styling.
I did, however, like the Lily sundress right from the start. It has a promising shape for my body and I have it on good authority (ie KID MD) that FBAing a princess seam is not too harrowing.
Another dress on the wish list is Sewaholic's Cambie Dress, which is coming out this week. The neckline and sleeves are almost identical to my Neverending Dress, but I am unconvinced that a single underbust dart will accommodate my largesse. Neverending Dress had four darts each side!
And last but by no means least, here is some swimsuit fabric I scored. Can you guess what madcap it-will-only-end-in-tears plans I have for these? Facebook fans have a head start on regular non-FB readers (I'm looking at you, Mom) as they goaded me into buying it...