Are you already feeling the heat?
Here in the Deep South we certainly are! And it’s only going to get hotter! Farmers’ Almanac is predicting the summer of 2019 will be extra sweltering, muggy and humid.
So, how to keep your cool as the temperature rises? Wear as few clothes as possible! Unfortunately, this advice, while valid, isn’t particularly practical if you plan on leaving your house ;-) .
Instead, we advise you:
1. Opt for lightweight, light-colored, loose fitting clothing
2. Use natural fiber fabrics the work best to absorb sweat and allow your skin to breathe — cotton, linen, and silk work beset
We’ve decided our new Trapeze Dress pattern from Merchant and Mills is our pick for the most graceful and stylish way possible to beat the summer heat. The classic-shaped trapeze dress, also known as a swing dress features a cut that’s narrow through the neckline, armholes and bodice, before flaring in a tent-like shape that is floaty and light. This dress can be worn anywhere, anytime, and for any occasion! Wear it with sneakers or sandals for running errands or even as a beach cover-up; or with heels and the right accessories, you’ve got a show-stopping cocktail or date-night dress ready to go! Simple yet sophisticated, and with plenty of pattern options and fabric choices to choose from, the Trapeze Dress is the dress for summer!
And best of all, it’s easy to sew for yourself!
To learn how to make a Trapeze Dress, sign up for our Trapeze Dress-Making class on June 20, 2019 at 5 to 9 p.m. at the Chateau Sew & Sew sewing studio on Magazine Street.
Click here for more details and to sign up. Spaces limited.