A knitted dress is by its nature a stretchy garment that can quickly grow stretched out "bags" around the more protruding parts of your body. And if the dress is long, that includes your knees! A very effective solution to the problem is lining. If you wear a slip under the dress, the knitwear will… Continue reading How to line a knitted dress
Too fiddly to knit. Takes too long. Mind- and finger-boggling all around. Enough reasons to do it. 😋 This Rowan jumper is now in its fifth if not sixth year - since starting. I finished the cabled bits quickly enough and then got entirely lost in the Fair Isle. I'd put it away for months,… Continue reading Fair Isle is not my thing
It's cold and I want another winter dress. And I want to use left-overs from other projects and fabric from my stash - no shopping for this project! A girl has got to have a challenge. 😉 I am repeating the 1939 two-piece dress that I just made as a separate skirt and top (as intended), but… Continue reading A rerun in bits
My Turquoise Quartet wasn't quite finished when I thought it was. Things weren't quite right - some obviously so, and I pointed them out in my original post, others only becoming noticeable with wear. The original "two piece dress" came out well, even if it makes me look like a school teacher, but actually I quite like… Continue reading A corporate solution
It all started with this crêpe by John Kaldor that I bought at the Knitting & Stitching Show in London this October: What colour is this? Umm, blue? No. Having bought this crêpe early in the day, I then decided to get some matching navy gabardine for something or other - I was still working… Continue reading Teal? Petrol? Turquoise?
Mages appear in many fantasy worlds, and invariably they wear robes. Apparently, trousers squeeze and chafe. But robes drag on the floor and can impare movement! So, one fantasy world decided to break with tradition: their robes are really open-fronted coats, they come with leggings and don't go all the way to the floor! -… Continue reading A robe and a jumpsuit