It's been confirmed. It has officially been the worst summer since 1993.
So disappointing. It's been my first summer as a sewist. I was looking forward to wearing my summer Crescent skirts and tops in lovely hot weather. Apart from one really hot day when I wore my green polka dot Crescent skirt I can't say that there has been a properly hot day.
The early signs were optimistic. On 23 April 2011 I wrote about the week of lovely weather we were having. I remember it well. I was lucky enough to have taken that week off work and we went to Sea Palling beach (wearing my hand stitched denim skirt and leggings I believe). Next up I made a beach top. In that post I wittered on about "warmer weather being upon us" and summer being "just around the corner". I chose to ignore the visible warning sign in the grey sky that was visible in the picture of me.
I can remember being slightly panicked (as much as you can be panicked in sewing terms) about having no hand sewn summer clothes. I was obviously expecting a heatwave. I then proceeded to make a trio of Crescent skirts. Oh look - on 25 June I wrote about the one hot day we had. I was right in that post. The next day was really hot. We went for a walk along the canal on North Walsham broad wearing my green polka dot Crescent skirt.
By 1 July the weather was on a downhill cycle. Here's me on 1 July moaning about how cold it was. Here's me on 9 July moaning some more about the weather. I'm at it again on 6 August. By that time I wrote that I had given up on the summer. On 14 August I described the weather as atrocious and was thinking about sewing Autumn clothes. I think you get the picture. It's a shame because I really wanted to start the Lonsdale dress but I feel it would be a wasted effort for something I will not be able to wear until next year.
On the plus side I have made a head start on my casual summer wardrobe for next year. Oh and the main thing - I have had loads of fun making all these garments. Even if I have been cold on the days when I have ventured out in them!
Happy sewing. Bonne couture. Glucklich nahen.