If you follow me over on Pinterest you may have noticed one of my boards, Dress + Cardigan. Of all the cardigan relationships, I find the pairing with a dress to be my favorite. But alas, I do not have many dresses.
And so, I am setting some goals:
12 dresses, sewn by me.
12 cardigans, at least 6 of them worked into patterns.
On Groundhog Day, 2014, I will poke my head up and look around: If I'm looking shadowy there will be another six weeks of this project.
I was going to call it an independent study, but the name did not ring true. I get so much inspiration and support from others. So it is a Codependent Study.
Today, dress no.1, from a pattern I drafted last fall. There is a zipper at the side (instead of the back - last fall's version needs a string on the zipper like a scuba suit in order for me to get in and out by myself). The fabric is a simple quilter's cotton from Marden's, and I made a three inch hem in hopes it will be heavy enough to drape properly.
And today's cardigan is Mary Rebecca, knit with Nash Island Light wool from Starcroft Fiber Mill. This pattern will be available at NETA Spa, next weekend in Freeport, Maine, as well as right here and on Ravelry. I'll give more details on this next week.
Up next is Fannie Fouche, the gal that made this endeavor possible. (In writing the pattern for Fannie Fouche I fell deep into writing my own pattern calculators, last year's codependent study.)
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