Is it hot for you? We're wilting here!
And humid, too -- we were up to 44% humidity the other day! (Yes, I know that's nothing to people who don't live in the Southwest ... but we were melting, I tell you!)
So why does the heat and humidity matter? Because I've been wanting to wear clothing that is as unobtrusive as possible, and thankfully we offer a wide selection of wonderfully light fabric from which to create all sorts of wonderful items. There are so many -- here are just a few: Superfine Crepe, in colors including the vibrant Leaf; Natural Light Lattice, which is like a mesh but not as opaque; Moss and Russet Featherweight Plaid (marvelous for lightweight shirts); the Perfect Paisley Lilac Crinkle Cut, which just begs to be made into a sundress; Medium Summercloth, which is excellent for home dec projects; and the amazing Double-Layer Amity Silk, which I would choose as a veil were I in the getting-married mood. (As is, I'm in the been-married-for-a-while-and-planning-to-stay-that-way,-thanks mood, so I have no need for veils ... but a lovely light shoulder wrap would work quite nicely too!)
We also have patterns that are splendid for summer sewing, ranging from our ever-popular One-Piece Sundress Pattern to Maternity (and non-maternity) Bathing Suits, from Folkwear's Blonde Bombshell to Jalie's always useful Pants & Shorts pattern for men and boys. And, of course, everything in-between!
So get yourself some light-weight fabrics and a pattern or two, and create a whole new wardrobe for the next few months. You'll be so glad you did! (And yes, if you're a well-organized always-prepared sort of person, or simply the sort of person who lives Down Under, we have no end of heavier fabrics too -- they're just what you need for fall and winter outfits, for holiday presents, and just to curl up in during the chilly nights that really will be coming even to New Mexico at some point!)
Oh, and just a couple of reminders:
(1) If you haven't yet "liked" us on Facebook, you're missing out -- not only do we encourage people to post pictures of creations made with our fabrics, but we also offer not-infrequent sales and freebies. So come on over and join the fun!
(2) There are, of course, new Yard Sale items -- we change them out every three or four weeks, so make sure you check back at least that frequently.
(3) We love to see what you've made with our fabrics -- post pictures on our facebook group, send them in an email, turn a snapshot into a postcard and actually mail it to us ... we'll be thrilled!