In the meantime, I did finish my dress! I'm going to save the pattern and there are a few more slight changes I might make. I'd like to put lacing in the front and back instead of just the back.
It falls from just above my knees to halfway down my calves. I'm really very happy with this dress. It is made of linen and is loose enough to be both comfortable and not require anyone else to lace up the back for me. I may also try lacing the sides on one of the future dresses I make. It can be worn with or without leggings. I still need some practice getting things fitted properly and modifying patterns but I think I'm the only one who has noticed the flaws in this dress. I also firmly believe that all the book learning in the world is no substitute for diving in and actually DOING.
I've been doing a little cross stitch here and there still to relax a bit before I sleep. This week I've been working on my Samurai.
And then I found out that Heaven and Earth Designs was running a sale on their patterns. I couldn't resist picking up a couple.
This is Forbidden Doorway by Meredith Dillman
and The Fairy Spell by Steven A. Roberts
No idea when I'll get to these, but I also created an account and a wishlist on Heaven and Earth Designs, you know, so that I can keep track of all my future projects that I will complete in all of my infinite spare time.
After Ragnarok I plan on getting a few quilt tops quilted, for all of you who are wondering what is happening with those. I probably won't be posting again until after Ragnarok, so have a lovely couple of weeks everyone!