5. The green silk brocade dress.

Well I was able to just fit the green dress onto Gillian and take a better photo. As you can see I wasn’t able to zip-up the back zipper and I believe that my mother was fuller in the bust area compared to me in our early twenties. The simplicity of this dress makes it a timeless classic.

The atributes that I like about this dress are: the wide scoop neck line front and back, side bust darts and the double ended back and front darts, a 11 1/2 inch side, back zipper, thin sleek shoulder strapes and the whole garment is lined beautifully.

My Mother took a great deal of time and care in sewing this dress and it shows.

I’ve got to take a better photo of this beautiful dress my mother made. In fact it was her first big project as a new seamstress. Check out the new pictures.

I’m going to attempt to recreate this dress and I’ll show you my progress as I go along. This dress is about 65 years old and still beautiful.

Question: What was the pattern?

About 10 years ago my mother gave me this dress she made. Now in the late 50’s to early 60’s this dress was made and would be the first of many creations. This fabric landed in my mothers lap because my father traveled a lot for his job and always brought home beautiful fabrics: wools, linens and silks. Before this dress was made my mother had a seamstress sew all her garments, but when the seamstress saw the green silk brocade she said, no! get a more accomplished seamstress to sew this for you. Instead my mother took sewing classes and This dress was the first real, good out fit that my mother made and it was sewn for a formal Canadian Military dance.


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