Thank you for your kind comments on my featherweight cardi. As predicted it is getting a fair bit of use at the moment although it won't be long till that will no longer suffice. We haven't gone so far as to reach for the heating switch, however blankets are now atop beds and the days are without doubt getting shorter.
I've never worked in a factory but if I did, I'd be happy if I could only wear this dress.
Factory Dress, the latest in the collection by Merchant and Mills, is a roomy, pull over style with sturdy collar, breast pocket, inset pockets and rolled up sleeves, all very reminiscent of the 20s or wartime 1930s. Made up as is intended, it is an easy to wear, relaxed garment but the pattern gives you the foundation for more possibilities, you only need to dream those up. I might one day think of using just the top half for a blouse, perhaps lengthen it a little and add side slits at the hem line. Or maybe I'll extend the bodice for an all in one A-line dress and sew up a belt, who knows.
The fabric I used is a wonderful linen that crossed the ocean with us. Its origins lie with Burberry and as you would expect, good quality weighty stuff with lots of drape and substance. I think it would have been too warm for the summer months but right now, with the weather on the turn? Perfect.
Are you feeling the season changing too? Are the leaves falling to the ground, or starting to unfurl I wonder?