For the girls: the dress was hot off the (steam) press, hemming finished only minutes before jumping into Paul’s Chevy pickup to hit Deville’s. It’s a combination of Butterick 5455 – I love the pleated bodice and v-neck – and a skirt from a trusty vintage pattern. The price – embarassingly – $10 worth of Textile Traders stretch poplin, plus a couple of bucks for the invisible zip. I made another version of this dress in a floral cotton sateen, with piping. This version (B) much faster without the fiddling about!
Paul modelling one of his vintage Hawaiian shirts. We’re trying to avoid sunburn!