Thank you to all of you for taking the time to read and to comment!
The pattern for the dress (in the last post) was in a Finnish sewing magazine years ago (I tried to find it, but somehow don't seem to find the magazine now), it was just a simple summer tunic; one seam in the back, bust darts in the front, slightly a-line, no lining. I have been quilting - a lot before, some might say - and oddly I loved binding the quilts and how the binding added the final touch. I use bindings to attach the lining to the outside and to finish the raw edges of the neck and sleeve openings instead of facings. I have also adjusted the length and the amount of A-line shaping. In the future I think I will try to make a collar and might try to add sleeves. This dress is my ongoing project, sort of like a starting point. At first my main focus was to get the upper part right, so that the neck line and the shoulder seams and the sleeve openings would be just right. Some have pockets while others don't. The pattern is very simple and I think that is the beauty of it, it leaves a lot to the imagination to work with.
If you listen to the Knitmore girls podcast, you know that they have "The famous last words" contest ongoing until the US Thanksgiving. Being a child of 60's, having seen all the brown/orange/green granny square blankets in real, made me sort of dislike the granny square. I could not see the beauty of it, all I could think of was this color combination that was not my favorite then - I am saying was not, because strangely enough, tastes change and I am careful about my words now and brown and orange and green are good colors ...
Betsy's work for some inspiration.
This is all for now. It has been snowing the whole day, heavy snow with lots of water in it. I better get out and do something with it. I don't think waiting for it to melt is a good option.
Wool with you,