The yarn, Sundara Aran Silky Merino in the limited edition colour "Somewhere Out There" is magnificent. I am sorely tempted to knit all my stashed Sundara ASM into simple garter stitch cardigans like this. The raised stitch texture is perfect for showing the yarn to its advantage.
No modifications other than increasing the length of both the body and sleeves .
The buttons are enamelled coconut shell bought from All Buttons Great and Small (sidebar link)
I made a dress next.
This is linen in a design from Nani Iro called "Winter Wonderland".
I bought this fabric length from Duckcloth a long time ago. When I received it I realised it was a heavier linen than would suit my initial idea. Plus the placement of the design made cutting a challenge.
The fabric is mostly white with random shapes. It is not particularly wide. So my dress length could not be cut accross the width. It has two bands of colour striping on each selvedge.
I had a sudden inspiration to cut my most recent favourite dress out.
Firstly I removed the selvedge so that I could reattach it at 90 degrees to form a hem.
Then I cut the dress and assembled it. I top stitched every sewn edge and seam.
The linen creases very badly. I think it will be a useful summer dress, but perhaps not a favourite one.
I am very happy I found a use for this long time stashed fabric.
I picked up a knitting project and hope to work on it and have it finished in a few weeks.
It is Flo by Kim Hargreaves. I am about 75% of the way up the back. The yarn is Madelinetosh Pashmina in Ink
I have still to decide the colour of the decorative frills. I have Rowan Kidsilk haze in Pearl or Heavenly to choose from.