With the talk about Mother's style - the cute car and the "flapper style" clothes, I remembered this treasure from my cedar chest. Needless to say, the fabric is disintegrating, but the style is still there. What a pretty dress it must have been - and by the stitching it appears to have been store bought. I wonder if that was a rarity for Mother as she grew up, or if they were able to buy most of their dresses. (The dress is in dire need of ironing, but I am not sure the fabric would survive in the heat. Any ideas about how to preserve what is left?)
I don't remember this whole story, but it goes something like this. One time Judy and I were among several girls at school who were asked to model (?) dresses or older style clothing that our mother may have kept. I felt very demure (!) about the whole idea - but Judy was very brave and because she said she would do it, I had to go along. I think this is the dress I wore (impossible, you say - but I was very thin back then) but I am not certain which dress Judy wore. The fabric literally disintegrated while I was wearing the dress, so we held it together with pins - and I did not wear it for very long.