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Who was Cassandra?


  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.

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June 16, 2011

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Beautiful - both the color and garment, and its story.

I quite like the Folkwear patterns. Some of them do require a bit of head-tilting, but the results are worth it.

Lovely garment, no wonder you have kept it. I have a number of items I've kept over the years, thinking of remodelling them, but keep procrastinating. Wish I could be there looking over your shoulder for tips and inspiration, Beth.

I remember those tunics. In fact, I might have had one myself, though it was probably white. back in those days, I tended to go for the extremes: black and white.

Pricked my finger on that last line...

Thanks for the Folkwear pattern reminder. I had a few of their patterns - way back when.

The lack of appreciation for women's skills, time, and effort certainly runs deep and wide in so many cultures - including ours.

Gorgeous texture and colour - my favourite kind of blue! I too thought many times that I'd like to make clothes with some of the wonderful exotic fabrics available but unlike you, I don't have the sewing skills, or the patience!

How about a photo of you wearing that blue tunic?

Perhaps it's time for the women of the world to get out their needles and thread?
A stitch in time...

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