I'm still slogging away at my portfolio, so here are a few links to good things I read this week:
The Sassy Pillowcase Dress, 20 Years Later
A 33 year old woman makes the pillowcase shift dress from instructions published in Sassy in 1992: " The dress, and I say this as lovingly as possible, looks like a busted-up pillowcase with holes."
I remember reading this tutorial in my sister's back issues, and really wanting to make a pillowcase dress of my own. I asked my mom if I could have a pillowcase. She sensibly suggested that I just make a dress from fabric since it would look better. At this point it all seemed like too much work and I gave up.
I'll Wear Shorts if I Goddamned Want To
A man suddenly feels insecure about how good fashion fits into his life in grossly humid Maryland. The pain of being judged for his practical-but-ugly shorts enrages him. At least he doesn't have to wear heels.
A Job Well Done
Blogger Very Purple Person made her husband some jeans. They look pretty great. Maybe I'll make curt jeans some day.
Things You Find in Thrift Stores
Mary Huff, a knitting pattern designer and fiber artist, lost a bunch of complex, colorwork sample sweaters when someone stole her suitcase. A few of the samples have now shown up in a couple Portland Goodwills.
An Unseasonal Yearning
I was looking for an example of herringbone colourwork when I saw these mittens on Flickr. Lately I've been looking at the ball of Knit Picks silk and wool yarn in orange and cream and wondering what to make. I think this is it.