I’m heading to Squam tomorrow and I couldn’t be more excited. The prospect of leaving behind the laundry, dishes and yard work is reason enough to celebrate. But add in a colorwork knitting class, a dreamy lakeside location, and the chance to reconnect with old friends….well, it’s just about perfect. Now you simply can’t show up at Squam wearing anything but handmade finery. This time last year I hadn’t sewn any clothing or knitted a single sweater for myself. Fast forward a year and my bag is packed with handmade tops and knitted sweaters. I am rather proud of the leaps and bounds I have made this year with my handmade wardrobe.
The newest addition is this dress. My insanely talented friend drafted this pattern using a beloved Old Navy dress from years ago. Of course we added fun details like the placket and the contrasting lining. It’s one of those easy, breezy dresses that looks great alone, or paired with a cute jacket or sweater. I think it is particularly perfect for lakeside dwelling! Catch you here next week with stories and pictures to share.