“Mom,can you make a dress like this?” Why yes, yes I can.
NOT MY PICTURE: this is what she sent me as inspiration.
This is what I made.
Day 1: go to thrift shop and look for fabric or a dress to make over. Sheets!
Look through pattern stash for something useful.
Day 2: Cut out and sew to the point where it needs to be fitted.
Days 3-5: Cool your jets.
Day 6: Visit daughter in another city and finish.
I used my 70-year-old ruffler, and the equally old buttonholer from my Singer Featherweight, but attached them to my modern Bernina, with a eyelet cam in the buttonholer that was 3D printed by my daughter. HOW COOL IS THAT?