It was a yellow dotted swiss dress with purple sequins at the neckline. The ballet recital was performed with friends dressed alike on the same stage two-time Grammy winner Maria Schneider graced as a schoolgirl and musician extraordinaire many years later. Thick, dark blue velvet curtains with gold trim hid our teacher, Mrs. Palmer, at the sidelines expertly dancing the same steps in case anyone forgot them.
I never wore the dress again. Did I grow out of it? I don't remember. Most likely my mother, the fashion expert of our family, deemed it not worthy of my wardrobe. But I never forgot it and that magical night.
Sometimes you get inspiration from memories. This is one of those times.Yarn: Regia Cotton, 41% wool, 34% cotton, 25% Poly, colorway 122.
Pattern: My personal pattern, with the Seed Stitch Border.
Needles: #1 (2.25mm) Kollage square dpns.
Comments: Color is faded on the two lower photos, but the top one is pretty true. I cast on 60 stitches for these, rather than 64 because they have some cotton and they might stretch out as I wear them. Also made sure they were of a length that I could fold over to wear as anklets. The square needles have disappointingly developed some wear on the edges near the points.No purple sequins for these babies!