The top is Simplicity 3786 and the pants, my go- to pattern from The Sewing Workshop. I trimmed them down again to a size small and am happy with the results.
A new pocket shape was drafted for these and moved to even higher on the hip. Since linen does tend to stretch, the pockets have been interfaced and lined. It gave them a bit more weight but also stability. The top can be worn alone or as a vest as I have done it here on Rhonda.
The long sleeve blouse version (with pin tucks) of this pattern is next up with some beautiful cotton double gauze. These pieces will be packed for my trip back east at the end of April. We go out a fair bit, mostly nice places and barn wear just doesn't cut it not even for the occasional dive.
So, I guess you could say this is how I spent my snow days and we have had a couple of good snow days up here in the mountains.
Old Man Winter is practical joker you know. The moment my paddock begins to dry out he feels the need to give me another months worth of melt, which of course, translates to melt=mud. They must be next to each other on SOME periodic table? ;)
The dogs are driving me nuts. Something about fresh snow and cold weather. They play outside and then come inside and continue the rough housing, the boisterous rough housing. It's made Dennett, Peter and Bea quite grouchy having the youngsters race by them with no thought to politeness or etiquette. They've been huffing and chuffing over it like a bunch of old hens. Hey, wait a minute, they ARE the old hens (and roosters) of the crew!
The weekend will be spent shoveling, "sledding" to town, and on the looms.
Parting shot: The Devil & Mrs. Jones...