There does not appear to be anything I can do to prevent the bruises or clear them up faster. I hate hot weather so long sleeves is a depressing thought.
BUT, what if I had some kind of holey something to cover up with???? I could probably knit or crochet something but even the lightest weight stuff would still be too heavy.
So it was off to the fabric store. And I think I have a plan that will work.
My initial thought was too just wing it - too many episodes of Project Runway, I think. And I found a pattern as soon as I walked in the door because one of the clerks was wearing what I wanted and she'd just finished making it off a pattern they had in stock. SCORE. Then I looked at fabric. I wanted something with holes that did not look precious and/or ripped off a bride. And it needed to be soft and summery. I found one that was pretty expensive and not perfect. And then I found a tan/mustard/goldish sheer chiffon that was comparatively cheap. So I got it.
I want the sleeves to be a little longer and the back to be a little trapeezier. That part should be easy. It's been years and years since I've sewn clothes from a pattern or, actually, sewn clothes at all. But, it's like riding a bicycle without the helmet hair issue.
Chiffon is a bitch to sew with and my machine is not the best but WTF. I've got time to go slowly and carefully. And, if it works, I'll have a Summer Solution!!