Swings

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I love swings. In college I would go to the park near my house whenever I had something to think through and swing quietly until I’d sorted it out. There were never any children in that park, never any other people at all. Just me and a swing set. These days I live near busy parks where a grown up really should not be taking up a swing that someone much smaller would probably like to be on. But on my parent’s path, that’s not a problem. Their neighbor has built a particularly lovely pair of grown up sized swings looking out at San Francisco across the bay.

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This dress is one of two seersucker projects from my recent visit home. The fabric in the yoke and trimming the pockets is the same as the skirt I posted recently. It’s a particularly excellent seersucker, with stripes in two shades of blue-gray, and I think it’s a nice match for this dotted swiss. The seersucker gives the yoke a bit of structure and the dotted swiss makes a light floaty skirt. They’re both such summery fabrics, they clearly wanted to fly.

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Most of this dress should look a bit familiar to anyone who’s been reading this blog for a while. I’ve done a lot of yokes this year, and the waist gathers are straight off a Monet inspired dress I wear all the time. The only new thing is the jetted pockets, which I used mostly as a way of tying in the seersucker, and to a lesser extent so I wouldn’t have to deal with the awkward situation you get with a side zipper and in seam pockets where they sort of want to be in the same place. They didn’t come out entirely tidy – the dotted swiss is too light a fabric for that, but they’re stripy and that makes me happy.

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Photos by my dad.

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One Response to Swings

  1. Alice says:

    Lovely! The sage green color is delightful, and I love the combination of stripes and subtle dots.

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