Hats By Katrinka

Kate Brown Pernia is a Milliner on sabbatical in Switzerland. She has been designing hats and teaching millinery under her Katrinka label since the 1980s. Kate is also the founder of Houston Hat Net. View Katrinka hats and hat patterns at www.hatsbykatrinka.com.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Switzerland Swelters Under Heat Wave!

So says the headline on http://www.swissinfo.com/. It was 34 C. (93.2 F.) yesterday. So, it’s not so hot as Houston nor, for that matter, many places in the USA. We don’t have air conditioning tho’.

Nevertheless, stores here are getting ready for Fall. Here is a lovely Max Mara Jacke I spotted in Globus’ window this morning at 319 CHF. The good news is that McCall’s has a pattern #5007 (see Threads latest issue) that is practically the same jacket with just a change of pocket and buttons. Replace the patch pockets with in seam (princess seam) pockets and find some wonderful buttons and I’m good to go! Well, I do have to find some fabulous textured wool but I love that challenge. Thanks, Jill, for doing some pattern shopping for me. We hope to see you soon!
Kate Q:-)

P.S. The Sonnenbrille (sunglasses) are Calvin Klein and over 200 CHF each.

P.P.S. We beat the heat with an evening glass of Gewurtztraminer (Vin d'Alsace) in lawn chairs on our roof where there’s a cool breeze mixed with the faint aroma of cows and a spectacular view!


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