The loudly striped orange fabric from last Tuesday’s roundup turned into this dress. It didn’t get any quieter, either. I used a reproduction pattern from 1952 and nearly five yards of fabric. The skirt is a full bias circle, meaning if I twirled in it, it would flare out into a perfect circle. (Not that I’ve tried it or anything.) It reminds me of Lucy on vacation with Ricky in Florida, or of what a housewife would wear for her Wednesday errands.

And here’s a little cardigan I finished a couple of weeks ago. It’s like something the housewife would change into when the errands were done and dinner was ready and “the Mister” was due to arrive home any minute. And while that scenario made my skin crawl a little, I like the cardigan.