7/16/13

Beating the Heat


Happy Tuesday All....


sheesh what can I say,  New York is steaming hot.  Seriously, if I am not imagining it... I'm seeing vapors coming from the concrete....  It is HoooooooooT I tell ya....lol


I commute via car and the remaining leg of my trip is on the great ol' N.Y. mass transit.  Let me tell you in the summer time the train stations are something brutal... the temps on a subway platform can reach upwards of 106 degrees. Just think of that eighth circle of hell where your clothes become drenched in sweat and as you stand there praying for the train to come, the high temps find you smelling too many things you wish you hadn't.... the train track litter begins to bake on the tracks emitting a blood curling smell.   Ok... that was a lil too dramatic...lol.  But believe me its hot in New York.



With all that said I am trying my darndest to beat the heat while out & about.  I pulled out Butterick 5606, which I made in 2011 with modifications, it's the perfect summer frock for beating the heat.



The dress is a simple silhouette, perfect as a stand alone, great for embellishing with a belt or a bold/chunky necklace or add a jacket/cardigan over it.
How simple can life get, when all you need to do is grab a dress that doesn't require ironing, pull it over a slip, throw on pumps or flats and out the door you go.... Well I should back up... it isn't as simple as that... grab a jacket to knock off the office chill.. another Covington jacket modified from long sleeves to short.



Wearing this dress reminded me that I need to make a few more and if you are looking for a simple silhouette... check out Butterick 5606.  I modified the dress simply by omitting the wrap ties, leaving you with just two pieces to work with... say it with me........... simple.


The dress without the belt is an a-line style, which is perfect, no fitting issues to worry about.


If you're in the mood for instant gratification... go for it..

Until then... 

Have a Great Day



34 comments:

RhondaBuss said...

You look cool as a cucumber to me and I bet your style blows away most everyone you see on the transit system!

Adelaide B said...

That looks so cool. I could use one of those right now.

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Say it with me - LOVE it!

Tanya said...

Very nice outfit. It is blazing hot here too and I've had to break out some of my summer favs.

Margarita ✿ said...

Hi Sheila, you look beautiful, i like the dress very much :o)

AngelatheCreativeDiva said...

Hi Sheila. I'm traveling to Hotlanta in two weeks for business and this dress looks like something I could use. Thanks for the reminder. BTW-While I miss NY, I could do without the subway.

Positively Necie said...

I feel your pain living in western NY. Your dress is cute and simple which is all I have been thinking of making. I have that pattern, maybe it is time to sew it up.

c-ing said...

In case my first comment didn't come through. (I got an error msg from Google when I hit PUBLISH) The dress and jacket look cool even in this hot weather.

Sheila said...

Thanks Rhonda.

Sheila said...

Thanks Adelaide.

Sheila said...

Thanks Sister.

Sheila said...

Hi Tanya and Thanks.

Sheila said...

Thanks Margarita.

Carol in Denver said...

You look very pretty in your new dress!
I read about these ice packs in the paper today:
mycoldfront.com

There are also scarves you can fill with something you freeze (buy the substance in a gardening store, I believe) then tie around your neck. Sorry, I forget what they're called and almost everything else about them.

Either of these might help make the subway bearable.

alethia said...

Pretty and simple, my kind of dress.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Lookin' good, lookin' good!

L said...

Oh man, you are not lying about those platforms. I think the worst I experienced was waiting for the F at Herald Square. That joint is ALWAYS set on Hell - even in the winter. The second worse was the transfer tunnel connecting the ACE to 123. It was hot, crowded, stinky, and seemed to go on for-evah. I wonder how the rats cool off. I miss NYC.

Sheila said...

Thanks Necie. You can't go wrong with this dress.

Sheila said...

Thanks C-ing. Mmmm an error message, I hope it was just the heat causing it to act up...j/k. Google is so fickle.

Sheila said...

Hi Angela, this dress would be perfect for ATL. I am planning to visit in September. Mannn... NY subway stations are a horror in the summer.

Sheila said...

Hi Carol and Thank you. Also, thanks for the info on the cooling scarf. I always make sure to carry partially frozen water with me and have a water bottle sleeve that keeps it cold.

Sheila said...

Thanks Alethia. You would definitely love the pattern in its simple form.

Sheila said...

Thanks Rachelle.

Sheila said...

Hi L and oh man... I avoid herald square at all costs. That ACE to the 123 tunnel is a death trap. With tunnel deep people hustling through it. .. I would rather take another route before walking through it.

Brenda said...

This dress looks way too cool and comfy. Idea for this heat wave here in Alabama. The humidity alone is sickening. I love this dress with the jacket - nice outfit. You look great!

Irene said...

What a lovely dress! Great look to beat the heat.

Candace Belako said...

Beautiful dress! That color/pattern is a knockout, too.

toy said...

Great post Sheila, the dress is great and you look very chic, perfect for this crazy east coast, almost 100 deg weather

Sheila said...

Thanks Brenda.

Sheila said...

Thanks Irene.

Sheila said...

Thanks Candace.

Sheila said...

Thanks Toy and to think August isn't here yet.

GodsgirlT said...

Instant gratification sounds like a winner to me! This is too cute! I need to add this one to my arsenal!

Tee said...

You look marvelous!