Project – Vintage Nightgown
Recipient – Lu
Pattern – Butterick 3077 from the 1970s
Fabric – 1950s vintage plisse bought from shopmakethislook on Instagram
A sweet little nightgown I made last year for those hot summer nights. It has a teenager girl listening to records printed all over and the yellow ribbon matches the girl’s yellow hair. It’s been worn many time since I made it even though my girl has grown a lot this year. My sister found the pattern in a thrift shop and it was just perfect. Size 4, but with added length it fit Lu well at 6 years old and still fits well more than a year later.
After an absence, I’m back and I’m going to try and make blogging more realistic for my life. I missed sharing my projects and having a record to track them. So here is a little bit different format with a few details of each project, a few photos, and hopefully more frequent posting again.
Last fall I went to the New York Sheep and Wool Festival, aka Rhinebeck with my friend Erica. It was a bucket list trip for both of us and going with a friend made the whole thing a little less overwhelming. Rhinebeck is the most talked about wool festival in the US and because its location is close to so many major cities in the Northeast, a lot of people attend. A lot of my yarn-y friends attend.
It was a lot of fun. We ate the best damn falafel. I found a historical museum at the fairgrounds and met a man who had attended school in this school house. I pet a lot of animals, and I hugged so many people. It was amazing.
Technology is such a gift. I finally got to meet my health and exercise support group in person. We all bonded over Orange Theory and it bloomed into so so much more. I knit the same sweater as 20 other people and we made a human rainbow. Erica made me a political hat of rainbow goodness.
The best part of the trip was finding that Erica and I traveled so well together. It was a huge leap to spend 5 days with someone, but we came out the other side still friends and now we’re thinking up our next adventure together.