Memorial Day already - the summer has swept by in whirl of hot, humid days and beautiful, salty evenings (a benefit of living on Cape Cod). I wish I could say that those evenings were all filled with sewing and knitting but I’ve done some!
These last weeks have been packed with activities and mini adventures. One lovely excursion was to Rhode Island to attend the Weekend of Coaching where “authentic 19th century coaches drawn by matched and highly trained teams of horses visit Newport.” Put on the Preservation Society, you can see the lovely carriages and their well-dressed riders travel the Newport streets.
It was a hot and sticky weekend, but it didn’t stop me from wearing the skirt I’d had sewn for the occasion. Yes, I certainly wish I could say I sewed it myself but having it locally-made was the next-best option. The light weight of the khadi worked perfectly for the pin-tucks that line the bottom of the skirt and I quite enjoyed the fullness the second layer khadi petticoat gave to the piece.
It makes me dream of days when clothes were truly crafted and deeply appreciated. I’m trying to find ways to bring this reverence for quality and design into my own wardrobe - bit by bit. It’s always extremely gratifying when you’re out-and-about and a stranger stops you to ask about something you’ve made!
If you read my last blog entry, you may remember I’d been working on a knitted sweater to go with the skirt. Yes, well, I’m slightly behind schedule there but it is coming along! More on that project shortly.
In the meantime, enjoy these last beautiful late-summer days.