I am wearing a dress! A sundress!! Gma made this for me probably 20+ years ago and Mom just mailed it to me from PA the other day — a special request i made because recently i’ve been thinking about making sundresses (i keep seeing neat cotton prints that would make wonderful sundresses). “But then i’d have to pick out a sundress pattern,” i thought to myself. Fortunately i realized that i do have a sundress pattern — the one Gma used to make this particular dress. Except the dress was still hanging in the closet of my old room at my grandparents’s house. Happily, Mom was willing to mail it so i could see if it still fits me and if i still like it well enough to make a billion more.
Surprisingly, for a dress i’m pretty sure Gma made when i was still in high school and a fair bit skinnier, this dress seems a little big in the bust/torso. Have to figure out two things: 1) how to take in this dress for the best fit, and 2) whether to make a smaller size in the pattern or just to alter the pattern so that future dresses fit me better.
Maybe i’ll ask for Spoonflower gift money for Christmas so i can make a sundress out of this typewriter fabric.