It is March Break here in Ontario, which is typically the time of year when I complain that it is still snowy. Well, yes, it is, but here’s a fun two-piece setacular that I made myself to wear around the house during my week off!
My dear friend C (Hello! You know who you are!) gave me a gift certificate for Spool and Spindle recently, and I used it to get 2m of this Canyon Rose French Terry. I’m such a sucker for stripes and french terry, and I thought it would go well with my pink hair! Thank you, C!
The original plan was to make a sweatshirt, but I thought I’d change it up by making a Tyra Tee instead, so that I can wear it when spring actually arrives. Well, after cutting out the front of the tee, it occurred to me that I could probably squeeze some leggings out too if I got creative. I love a challenge!
When I cut out projects, I always go in order of importance. That way, I can fudge things towards the end as needed. For example, I always cut the front out first. I realised I might have enough fabric for a second garment, so I cut out the back on the crossgrain. Cutting out the sleeve next mean that I didn’t have quite enough length for the one leg of the legging, so I patched that on the cross grain to make it look “intentional”. I think the end result is more fun.
And then, dear readers, I wore it for two days straight! It reminds me of the “homeclothes” that are popular in Japan, especially in this soft pink colour. I will wear the shirt on its own, but the leggings make it extra fun as a set.
Do schools get a spring break in your country? I think America typically has it a week earlier than we do, and Britain has the very sensible system of a half term break in both fall and winter. Regardless, I hope you are cosy and sewing, wherever you are!