I’ve been puttering around kind of wracking my brain over a jacket and making a skirt way more difficult than necessary. I was just thinking that I needed to just take an hour or so and make a knit top to give my mind a break but still give my creativity a boost. At that very moment, I came across Trena’s post about leap day and wearing yellow and blue (leap days’ official colors apparently) and inspiration struck. I was not only inspired by her yellow, but by the opportunity to colorfully celebrate the 220th birthday of Rossini, who is in my top 5 of favorite opera composers.
I’ve had remnants of the Milly rayon jersey I used for this dress hanging about waiting for a project. I thought about making pajama shorts and a cami, but I didn’t have quite enough. My coral Jalie scarf collar top is getting a little threadbare, so I’ve been kicking around the idea of replacing it. When I saw Trena’s lovely yellow dress, I knew what I had to do. I had just enough to squeeze a cap-sleeved version of the scarf collar out of the scraps I had leftover from the dress. I cut it out at 4 pm and had all but the hems and side seams finished by 5 when the kids woke up.
I came back after dinner to finish though only to find that the ceiling in the sewing room was leaking! Ack! You can imagine how excited I was about being a plumbing assistant.
By the time I got back to it, I had very little time to wear it and “officially” celebrate leap day, so I decided to declare it leap week. I leave you with some Beverly Sills and “Una Voce Poco Fa” from the Barber of Seville. (could this woman have been more brilliant?)