This morning I lay yesterday's dress on another sheet and cut around it, but this time I cut more of an hourglass shape. Wider at the chest and narrower under the bust.
I sewed it together and wore it around for a few hours but it looked like a sack. I kept on cutting bits off and making new seams to try to get it to fit better but nothing worked.
Then from nowhere I had this idea to draw dots half an inch apart on the neckline and then join the dots together to gather the fabric.
In between the farm stall and more dress making for dollies, I might get to have another go today in another fabric.
A year ago today I got the call to tell me that my grandmother Lucy had died. Since she had been suffering from alzheimers for a few years before her death, in a way it seems like a lot longer than a year. But over the last few months I have been remembering her before the disease. I have been remembering the smart, funny, generous, beautiful, loyal, sparkly eyed grandmother who I adored. I miss you Booba Lucy so much.
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. XX