And here it’s nearly August

Well, summer has arrived in the Bay Area at last, which means that my garage-slash-sewing room is pretty toasty most of the day. I’ve been out in my tiny garden urging on my poor tomato plants, and doing a lot of other things besides sewing. But, as the experts say, if you can’t sew, buy fabric and patterns! Hot Patterns is having a 20% off sale until the end of the month, and so I pulled the trigger on the Marrakesh pants which so many folks on PR have had success with. I also bought the Colette Beignet with a discount code I received for filling out their survey. It’s another one of those patterns I’ve been meaning to try for a while, but have never gotten around to.

I’ve just changed my blog theme, and updated some of the widgets on the front page. If you see anything wonky, please do let me know.