Monday, May 9, 2011
The Party Dress
It's best feature was its twirlyness. Never before or since have you seen a girl twirl as much as I, making myself into a flower. If the twirl didn't land just right on the floor I spent lots of time spreading out the skirt to make myself as flower-like as possible.
While she was excited to see its completion (as I'm sure I was when I was the child) I was thrilled to take out an old pattern, look at the dress it was made into, and see how my mother deviated. Mostly, I followed her lead rather than Simplicity's (7954). Mom made her skirt from scratch and added the bottom ruffle. I followed. It was a magical moment for me discovering what went through my mother's mind in a way that I know she could not tell me now if I asked her.
posted by Rishi