. . . I spent the afternoon making up my third Continental Blouse. This should just about do it for now!
The fabric is Anna Maria Horner's Coreopsis voile in raspberry. I fell in love with this print as soon as I saw it. It calls to mind all sorts of things I love: Neuland type, the artwork of Aubrey Beardsley (it's not all perverted), and the woodcuts of modern artist Nick Wroblewski, of which I'm lucky to own a couple examples. What it doesn't call to mind is coreopsis - at least not any of the varieties I've ever had in my garden! Beautiful, nonetheless.
It's going to be a while before I can actually wear this - the voile is very fine, so this top is quite lightweight. I'm hoping to be able to wear it when we take our little "get away from winter" mini-vacation in a month or so.
This is the first item I've crossed off from my Spring Sewing list! My plan is to start work on the Pussy Bow Blouse next. I had to get a new printer to print out the pattern: my (ten-year-) old one broke as I was trying to print it out last week! I even dug out my paper cutter for the occasion! So I'm hoping to spend some time this weekend assembling the pattern. I don't know if I'm in the minority, but I really enjoy assembling PDF patterns!