It’s quite cold here for our usually temperate climate, but then it IS winter and so many folks across the country are really suffering from the effects of winter weather that I can’t really complain. But I do know that spring comes early and I’ve been focused on making some things that have 3-season wearability. Here’s a recent combo. I believe I may have gotten both of these fabrics at JoAnn’s, proving once again that you can find decent fabrics there for garments if you really slow down and look. The pants are linen and the top is a brushed poly or maybe poly/lycra knit that is butter-soft and quite stretchy. Once I took the pictures, I switched to some deep dark olive wool pants and a red wool jacket because it’s it’s in the 30’s outside right now and not expected to get above 54 at the highest today. I know that’s a balmy day in Minnesota but it sure feels chilly to this California Girl. I do love the versatility of this top. Because of the many colors in the print, it can go with all the red, navy and olive green solid coordinates in my closet.
I don’t generally pay much attention to where design motifs fall when I sew because I don’t care for the “fussy cut” look you get if you plan where everything lands and match motifs over seams and so forth, but maybe I should plan ahead a little more when a design has perfect circles in it like this one. I just got lucky that the prominent blue circle medallion in the design fell in mostly inocuous places and the secondary circles in the design did the same. Lucky is often better than good. Here are side and back views of this outfit below. Incidentally, I can see that I need better makeup and better lighting for these photos and a fresh shorter haircut for spring. Warning, I might go REALLY short again with the hair. Will my electronic devices still recognize me if I do?