This dress caught my eye the other day in a French magazine
I like the unusual draping effect at the neckline and, as it’s in a knit fabric, I am once again able to avoid my nemesis, the zip.
I might make it for my youngest or, add a few inches to the hem, and make it for me. I have just the right fabric.
This is quite fine knit fabric and very drapey and Mlle Tialys likes purple so I thought it would be the perfect project.
Until I saw the pattern.
Really?! It’s bad enough tracing off an individual pattern but can there be any excuse for this? Plus, the instructions are in French of course which is not beyond my capabilities but yet another unnecessary obstacle to be overcome.
Ironically, I think the pattern is by Simplicity. Anyone know the pattern number so I can buy the blooming thing and not go cross eyed in the process of making it?
In other, totally unrelated, news – my dog, Stan, has something nasty on his paw. I thought it was just a grass seed causing a boil or some other simple thing but the vet says it’s a mass/nodule/tumour – yes, she variously used all three of those words none of which was less scary than the others. She gave me some anti-inflammatory tablets and a spray to administer once a day during which time I have to put a sock over his paw and sit with him so that he doesn’t try to lick it for at least half an hour.
If it hasn’t gone by Monday he might have to have surgery which worries me as he has had a few fits and I’m not sure whether a general anaesthetic might exacerbate them.
He’s mostly hopping about on 3 legs at the moment but he’s missing his long walks and, most of all, running after his tennis balls. Fingers and paws crossed for a non-surgical outcome.