Maria Wulf is an exception. I found her (and her blog, Full Moon Fiber Arts) through the Cold Antler Farm blog. From there, I followed to Jon Katz’s Bedlam Farm blog, and from there, to his wife, Maria. I realized almost immediately that I had more in common with her than the first two bloggers, though I read all three of them every time they post.
Maria is a fiber artist. She works in a lot of the same recycled materials that I do, but we use them – and see things – very differently.
Like a lot of us in sewing blogland, I’m a little obsessed with Alabama Chanin, and it’s been a useful obsession because with the recent polar vortex, it’s been too cold to spend much time in my sewing room. I cut the pieces for Maria’s top, did the initial seams, and then removed myself to warmer climes to start the hand sewing.
The top is a combination of my favorite KwikSew cowl (cowl only), the recent Tessuti Mandy Boatneck Tee (which I really liked except for the boat neck, which doesn't work that well for me), and a bit of my own inspiration. I also chose this combination of patterns because I don't know Maria's exact size - she says she looks for a medium when she buys clothing, which is infrequently. I think she's a bit smaller through the bust and shoulders than I am, but she also lives in a cold climate, so she's likely to put a layer under this. Fingers crossed that it fits okay.
It's going in the mail tomorrow. I can't wait to see what Maria made for me!