We woke up Sunday morning to this.
So I have to admit that the snow (though it was completely and utterly deflating to wake up to) has now, all but a little bit, melted. And the sun is shining. And tomorrow, wait for it, 65 degrees. I can not believe it. All this endless winter I have just felt like freezing cold is the new reality. I am not sure how it will feel not being completely bundled up.
I have finished another geranium, though this time as a tunic. The pattern helpfully includes instructions and lengths for doing this. My daughter tried it on after school, hence the pink shirt underneath but I think it is a pretty good fit and should see some wear this summer. The fabric is from Hawthorne Threads and is Forest Trail in Waterfall from the Indian Summer line by Sarah Watson. Love it. This was my first order from Hawthorne Threads, though I have been pinning their fabrics for months, it took until now to take the plunge and buy some new fabric. The shipping was so quick and the fabrics are all lovely. See above, the washed not yet ironed pile.
The shorts are the Kids Shorts from Dana Made It. Another great, comprehensive pattern with lots of sizes and simple adjustments for a multitude of styles. But don't they look a little small? I made the size 8 for my 7 year old and she is tiny. Well that would be because I printed them off at the wrong size. You know those helpful instructions that say don't not print at a different scale. Yeah, you should heed that advice. I accidentally printed mine at 95% and it doesn't sound like it would make any difference but having re-printed them, I can confirm it does. I have another pair on the cutting table so hopefully soon I can show you the difference. The fabric is Kaffe Fassett shot cotton in Eucalyptus.
And lastly, I added a little twill tape label as suggested in the pattern. Cute! The twill tape is from Superbuzzy. I don't see the same one anymore (I have had it for ages) but they have lots of other cute ones here.