I think I have a Season Affective Disorder.
Let’s look at the symptoms according to The Mayo Clinic :
Winter-onset seasonal affective disorder symptoms include:
•Depression (I’m tired of my winter clothes)
•Hopelessness (I can’t find any new ways to pair these boring old winter clothes)
•Anxiety (didn’t I just wear this???)
•Loss of energy (why bother matching my socks- they’re trapped inside boots)
•Heavy, “leaden” feeling in the arms or legs (this layering is keeping me down)
•Social withdrawal (because I have nothing new to wear)
•Oversleeping (why get up? My closet has failed me)
•Loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed (in the fall, I loved looking at sweaters)
•Appetite changes, especially a craving for foods high in carbohydrates (can’t face another piece of corduroy without a cupcake)
•Weight gain (damned cupcake)
•Difficulty concentrating (I should hack off the sleeves- wait… what?)
Yup. I has it. Ok, maybe it’s not the real thing, but I feel troubled by all this winter lingering!!! I hope I do not offend anyone who is actually suffering- I hope you get my foolishness. The antidote? I boxed up all my winter fabrics and cut out 3 springy tops!!! Now the first one is very me- it’s boxy, brown and features some spots! The lovely Shanni sent me the left overs from her gorgeous 2013 Gertie Portrait blouse. She asked, I immediately purred YES!!!The rest is gaudy history. Simplicity 1660 may get alot of love this summer. It floats about me like a summer blouse in South Carolina should! I tapered the kimono sleevelets up and in top shape it a little bit more without losing the floatiness. My only other construction change was using a readymade bias tape on the neckline to help support it better. I chose view B- I thought it would really lend its self well to contrast prints. The husband isn’t so sure- he thinks it might be a little themey.
I’ve sworn off buttondown tops by the way. I never like me in them- but oddly enough, I LOVE buttons. So for no good reason, this top has 5.
Now why are there only 2 reviews of this out there? Check out this one and this one. Both are very cute! You know my photohusband loves his urban decay- last year he ended up unknowningly documenting a local crime scene. Oopsy.
Mince, mince thru the broken glass, vines and old cheerwine cans, don’t disturb the napping hobos. Mr B worked hard to keep the less tasteful, yet highly instructive graffiti out of frame.
So who else is ready to change seasons? Any out there ready for some hot weather activities?
photo credits: pattern review, Shanni Loves, meadhawg, google images. All images remain the property of their original owners.