Hot In The City

‘Hot in the city, hot in the city tonight…’

Phewee! Today I snatched hours between work to sew. You remember the concept of work – it’s that thing we do to earn a living to pay for fabric, right? Anyway, it’s been super-hot in London today. As I was pinning out I was becoming more than a bit … let’s say flushed. And my flouncy white cotton skirt kept flouncing over the pattern pieces. For a moment, I considered climbing out of my clothes and finishing the task naked. Naked Sewing! Then I remembered that my neighbours have done nothing to hurt me, so why should I inflict pain on them?

As a compromise, I tucked my skirt into my pants – as one would paddling in the sea. Or cutting out Simplicity 2591. You can see the effect in the photo  above. Nice, huh? I’m enjoying this moment so much that I seem to be backing into the  fireplace in celebration.

Anyways. The fabric is cut out, waiting to be sewn. I wish I could match The Sew Weekly in sewing this dress in four hours. I suspect it will take me longer than that. I’m too tired for marathon sewing tonight and have a busy weekend ahead, so let’s keep expectations realistic, shall we?

It’s a big weekend in the UK. The Glastonbury Festival is in full swing as I type and this year, for once, they have sunshine instead of rain. I love music festivals, although I’ve never attended Glastonbury. The long walk to the portaloos, the warm wine from a wine box, the clothes that smell from being shoved in rucksacks… Yes, I’m glad I’m watching Glastonbury on the telly!

There’s also some football match on Sunday. Apparently. Something to do with the World Cup…? God help us. England are playing Germany.

Finally, if you enjoy the thought of eccentric, naked Brits take a look at this recent event in London. It’s all perfectly innocent and silly. Brits, huh? We know how to have a good time.

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3 Responses to Hot In The City

  1. Kathryn says:

    I’d heard about that match too! It coincides with my son’s birthday party and we’ve been asked if we can provide a telly in the church hall for the parents!

  2. Roobeedoo says:

    Well my son is at Glasto so I have been watching it avidly hoping to catch a glimpse of my 6 foot tall dreadlocked baby…! And I ahve never been there myself. Something wrong somewhere.

  3. Roisin says:

    I’ve just ordered that pattern from my local haberdashers, hoping to find some nice heavy cotton to make it with – I’ll definitely be following your progress because I’m worried it’s going to be a bit difficult for me!

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