It continues to feel very much like winter out there. And I continue to be forcing spring on the inside - even if only by sewing. If my February was all about the yarn and needles, then my March is, without a doubt, all about the fabric and thread. Just as soon as it stops snowing, just as soon as I can wear something besides snow boots and mud gear, I'm going to have myself a brand new spring wardrobe as a result of all this hoping-for-spring sewing that's happening.
This week I gave Made By Rae's Ruby another go, but this time, as shorter tops (last week I made them dress length). I continued with the center pleat (versus the gathers), blind hems, and lined tunics. Sleeveless tops! I can barely imagine, but oh, I do look forward to the day I'll be able to wear these in the garden. In the garden! I'm getting excited. (The pink double gauze is Nani Iro, and the pink, grey and green print is quite a few years old and I'm sorry I can't remember the name of it nor where it's from).
Then, I tried a new Citronille pattern - in adult sizing, and in English to boot. This particular pattern is Meg, and it's made with a little bit of Anna Maria Horner's Field Study and a soft, lightweight corduroy ("baby wale") that drapes just beautifully. It is a little bit '1970's art teacher', this peasant top, but I'm going to roll with it. Who doesn't love a 1970's art teacher? Exactly! Rolling with it. Just as soon as spring rolls around, that is. Which ought to happen any day now. Yes, indeed.