Look at what Miss Ivy Lou Runnings made for herself! I have been helping her learn to sew, and she chose this fabulous ball gown for her first project. The bodice is an old Anna Sui Vogue pattern, and the skirt is simply gathered into a waistband and made fancy with random "poufs".
The outfit was for a fancy dress ball, that followed a performance by our local dance school. Miss Ivy was featured in four numbers, including a sensational Bollywood-style show stopper.
It was such a pleasure working with this lovely, bright, talented young woman. She has inherited a sewing machine from her grandmother, and I hope she will find time to keep sewing in her busy life.
The only dancing I did was around the garden and kitchen, as I harvested a huge bagful of garlic scapes and then pickled them. The curly stems fit beautifully into the pint jars - showstoppers in their own way.