The Quincy top is on my work table right now, and I have been thinking about Quincy, CA while I work on it. Have you ever been to that part of California? Quincy is on Spanish Creek, which feeds the Feather River. This is rough, but beautiful, country.
Gold miners came through here in the 1850s, as well as settlers. The railroads built tracks and bridges through the Feather Canyon, allowing travel over a lower pass of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
All of this, and more recent memories, are swirling as I slowly work on my Quincy. I am thinking of Lassen, of Oroville, of the Sacramento River and of rice fields. This is my California...so different from the TV version of beaches and babes.
I have the front section attached to the back, the collar sewn on, and today I installed the separating zipper. I am loving this pattern so far.
Here it is on my dressform-The left sleeve is complete but only pinned. I need to reduce the length a bit more.
I found a cool zipper on an old jacket so I harvested it and used it here. It is an inch short but so am I. :-) The collar can be turned up or folded down, and the zipper continues partway into the collar, giving the whole top a rakish and sporty look.
I hope to get done tomorrow, and will be sure to post my pics. This is going to be a great sporty top,