Dress no. 8 is a shirt dress made of crisp cotton purchased at Portsmouth Fabric Company. I met my friend Julia there for an indulgent visit this summer. Making one's own clothes is a satisfying endeavor. Add in memories of a visit with a friend and the endeavor becomes more meaningful. Touchdown, Field Goal.
I had just enough fabric to cobble together only one pocket.
This sweater is knit from my brother-in-law's wool, the first clip spun in 2009. It is a toothy wool spun from Cheviot sheep. The color is akin to cilantro: Either you love it or you don't (for the record, I love this color, can't stand the taste of cilantro).
The buttons are vintage. They have only a small dimple on the public side.
I am really pleased with the gathered effect of the yoke. I believe I'll get lots of wear with this sweater -- it looks sharp with many of my clothes.
In other news, snowmobile season has begun. Here's a snap from today's ride. Our property connects to eighty miles of groomed trails, and that's just our own club system.
I love this season.