I am not complaining about the cold and wet weather this spring, because if I do, the weather wins. Instead, I am sewing more tunics to keep the skinny jeans in rotation until it’s warm enough for bare legs.

This is the final piece of the fancy fabric stash I got last summer, sewn up in the French pattern I made as a dress. As we all know, it’s not a hippy smock if the pattern is from France–and I think the print takes the look a little more towards worldly bohemian than drum circle.

What is the print, you ask?

Art Nouveau viking ships, of course–to remind us to be brave, to be fierce in the face of cold Aprils, and to seize whatever prey the heart longs for.