Since I really took one for the team last week, it's only fair that this week's Flashback Friday is slightly (only slightly) less embarrassing. I am glad that I gave everyone a laugh though with my banana scrubs. I must say though my favorite part was how the jacket was accented with the lovely big red buttons. You can't find ensembles like that just anywhere. And you sure didn't hold back with your comments, wow. Just to re-cap, your comments included the words "nasty, hilarious, terrible, and humiliation." Hee hee, I loved it though, it made me laugh even harder! And I haven't gotten any hate mail from my friends in the picture yet, so that's a good sign.
Anyway... I made this dress for my high school graduation, almost ten years ago now. That really makes me feel old. In Southern Alberta where I grew up they don't have prom or formal dances throughout the school year, so graduation is the one big event in high school that you get to dress up for. I loved the pattern as soon as I saw it, even though it was actually a wedding dress pattern. At the time, I especially loved the shirring around the waistband and the full skirt.
As we often did, my mom and I sewed this together. She was always so nice to do all the dirty work like pinning and cutting. She even let me call her my "assistant," which I definitely took advantage of :). She always made me feel like I was smart, even though she taught me everything I know!
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