Added Sep 3, 2011
My friend Anne is a very trusting, patient as a saint and a great supporter of the “arts” i.e. crafts. She bought this beautiful fabric in New York whilst shopping (aka gallivanting) with our dear friend and craftsman of the year Peter Lapin & his cousin Cathie (humph! I wasn’t jealous or anything ;-)) and she trusted me to make her a dress… well, like I said, she is trusting and very very patient because not only did I make the dress too small so that she couldn’t sit, but I also chattered insensantly throughout the whole exercise which took one whole day and some of the next morning. Luckily, her partner and another very patient friend of hers were there to keep her sane. Lol.
I have redeemed myself by making the dress fit… well, almost. I’m telling you this story not because I’m proud of myself for “almost” messing my friend’s beautiful fabric, but in the hope that for those of you out there that might have done the same thing know that you are not alone.
Luckily, I still have a good friend.
Linen, habutae lining, zipper
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