Remember all that merino I stumbled upon? I've been waiting and planning, trying to decide how best to use it. I began with a very simple project first -- edging a small off-cut for a scarf. It's actually perfect -- warm and soft, stretchy enough to tuck into itself easily. I've loved wearing this as the weather has cooled.
Next -- and this felt like a big jump -- I really wanted to make a tunic/dress. This was certainly a lot more complicated, but I warmed up with this top, and did the same basic style. Again, no pattern, but I'm feeling happy with the results. Ideally, I would have loved more length -- maybe just past the knee? But this was the size of the material I had, so, alas.... Ah well, you only live once. May as well show a little leg from time to time.
I don't have many opportunities to wear a dress like this with my current lifestyle (which demands that whatever I wear be both easy to clean and easy to play in....) but it just so happens that my husband and I have an oh-so-rare date night planned for this Saturday. I may actually feel like a grown-up!
As for the rest of the merino? Well, I'm saving most of it for now. But, I'm planning on participating in the Sew, Mama, Sew giveaway starting, oh....tomorrow! I'll be giving away a gorgeous charcoal-gray merino scarf, made from the same material as this dress. Stay tuned!