patterns and paisleyOn Twitter this week I learned that the new issue of Stitch magazine is out. The cover features a pillow by the very cool A Stitch in Dye, an Etsy shop I’ve looked at before and loved. So I started reading Malka’s blog, and she recently showed this fabulous Cynthia Rowley pattern from Simplicity. I loved her version so much thatI ran out this evening to buy it myself. JoAnn didn’t have any ideal options for fabrics, but I did pick up this fun paisley and a white linen in case I get crazy and attempt to actually make clothes for a change.

I love this pattern, and in a perfect world I’d make a few of these in breezy fabrics and live in them all summer. Then maybe a couple in heavier fabrics for fall. And for some reason this dress makes me feel like I need cowboy boots. I’ve never had that urge before, and I don’t think they necessarily go with this dress. So I’m not sure where to go with that.