My sewing and picture-taking are now completely out of sync, not to mention any semblance of plans for sewing, but I'll try to catch up within the next few posts. One of the things that I did in spurts, is this dress for my mother.
This one was a looong time in coming. Way back n 198? my sister made a dress for my mother. It was too full, didn't sit right, the neck was too high, etc., etc. Bottom line - it did not get worn. It hung in my mother's basement, unloved. A few years down the road I was asked to "fix" it. Several more years down the road, I picked apart all the seams, washed and pressed all the pieces, hung them on a hanger, and there they stayed for many more years. The fabric is nothing spectacular, and any sane person would have just tossed the pieces long ago. But I had promised, and I really do try to keep my promises, so the only thing to do was to lay out all the pieces and figure out something. I loosely followed the pattern that I generally use for my mother to cut down the excess width, fiddled with the neckline and put in a short zipper in the front seam (the only one in a colour that matched that I had in my zipper drawer). Goodness! It's been ages since I've done a centred zipper in anything! Guess it looks all right. Now it's done. Promise kept, even if it did take a few decades. Funny how time just flies by, but things just sit there to remind you of all that you have not managed to accomplish. It can be rather overwhelming. Just for good measure - the back view.
Now I really must get back to clearing up this mess around me, or I'll not accomplish a thing in the way of sewing.