The finished length is 27" and my typical length is 23". A difference of four inches is quite substantial but I decided to try it anyway and see if it was tunic-able. It feels way too long so I contemplated sewing an underdress with lace edging similar to the pictures I show at the end of this posting until...
... I saw this picture of me wearing it and, slightly messy hair aside, those stripes aren't working for me so... no dress. Instead, I'll sew a pair of black pj pants to go with and this will become another pajama top. And then I'll try this tunic length in another fabric with the under-dress as well as shorten the pattern and sew it again as a t-shirt. It's a great design and a very simple sew.
While she was here, Caroline bought a fabulous black knit top. I took some pictures of the details. I liked that it was pieced using the same fabric which was a current them in ready-to-wear. The right front has a curved seam leading into a pocket with a top band, a gathered pouch, and some leather fringes hanging from the button. The left front is pieced with an overlay and has an overlapped and top stitched princess seam. It's simple and copy-able.
In another store, I saw this dress that combines parts of a sweater with yardage. The under-dress has several layers of what appears to be lace only they are pieces of knitting. The yoke, those beige curves at the sides, and the cuffs are parts of a sweater. I love the idea. I have a sweater from the thrift store that would be a good starting point and plenty of yarn for the knitting. This could be another project for achieving my goal of combine knitting and yardage.
My holiday is over and tomorrow it's back to work in the studio. I did a lot of knitting while I was away and a lot of imaginary sewing and - now - I certainly have a lot of ideas that I'm looking forward to creating.
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - pajama muslins and new top ideas