Cozy

This piece of merino wool knit has had me paralyzed for weeks.  I spent such a long time looking for it, and I was so looking forward to sewing it, and then when it got properly cold I couldn’t make up my mind what I wanted to make it into.  I’d originally planned on a cardigan, but then thought maybe a dress.  I went through 4 or 5 dress patterns before doing the sensible thing and asking my sister what she thought.  She said, this one:

which was good because that’s the one I liked best too, but bad because I didn’t actually have a pattern for it, just this picture from the internet.  It does look rather like my favorite t-shirt pattern though (albeit longer) so that’s what I went with.  I even muslined the skirt section in some $2.99 ponte knit I had lying around.  I still had to do a fair bit of tweaking to get it to fit and fold properly; just no way for me to tell how a knit is going to stretch and sit until it is actually made up.  All in all a pretty cozy winter dress.

I was rushing to finish it before meeting friends for the symphony last night.  We did make our bus (barely) but I’m afraid I may have hemmed it a bit short.  What do you think?