Dress no. 9 is another shirt dress sewn in a simple quilter's cotton. Quilter's cotton is in keeping with the weight and drape of fabric back when women wore everyday dresses. Come to think of it, I doubt there was cotton manufactured for quilt making like there is today. Quilts were sewn from scraps and worn items. I think I'll start calling quilter's cotton "the cotton formerly known as dress fabric".
The buttons are large vintage numbers. I wondered whether I would like them on a dress. Turns out I do not. I learned by taking a risk -- I'm happy with that.
The set in sleeve cap was worked with a shape I am not accustomed to, with the bulk of the 'every other row' shaping located at the bottom of the cap. I think I will revert to my more rounded sleeve cap, but again, I learned by taking a risk.
In other news, there are still some seats left in my Two at a Time Mitten class at Slater Mill on Sunday, January 19. Come join me!