Friday was my mother’s birthday, and I had just a few hours to make her something on Saturday before driving to my grandpa’s ranch for Easter, where I would also get to see my parents. I pulled out the Sorbetto pattern for the second weekend in a row and made her a tank top in a floral print. My mom loves the sun and is always wearing tank tops when the weather permits.
I omitted the center pleat and added a faux button placket instead. Despite careful measuring and marking, the placket is ever so slightly tilting to the left. I don’t seem to have any talent for right angles and perpendicular lines. Even levels get the best of me. Perfection eludes me, and it’s a relief to no longer chase it. So the crooked button placket stayed.
My mother was kind enough to wear her new top for the day so I could photograph it. Here she is with me and my niece:
My family all congregated in Northern California for Easter this year, and we had such a wonderful time! I hadn’t been to my grandpa’s ranch in several years, and I didn’t realize how much I had missed it (and my grandpa and grandma). The smells (dairies and farms) and sights were all quite nostalgic for me. I spent a good part of the day snapping photos—every time I turned around there was something else I wanted to photograph. Here are a few shots from the day: