Friday, November 04, 2005

No photos of the going away dress

This pattern and the gray-blue silk fabric were purchased in Indianapolis for my "going away" dress in 1960. Oh yes, and I also bought a sewing machine, since I needed one to make the dress (still have it). I bought the hat, gloves and shoes to match, but had to take the dress in pieces back to Illinois with me for the final assemblage. I was definitely in over my head on this one. It definitely needed some careful tailoring.

Apparently I have no photographs of me actually wearing it. All I have is this photo of someone probably taking a picture of me in the dress in front of my parents' home. The woman I lived with in Indianapolis, Aunt Marg, is standing next to my mother on the porch.

But I do have a photo taken 40 years later.

1 comment:

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