i finally made a dress from those c. 1972 patterns i borrowed from my mother-in-law. i think this dress is perfect for a very hot day (we have many of those around here). L. is not so sure. she modeled it for the picture, then quickly whipped it off to change into her favorite ensemble: black ballet suit with short sleeves, khaki skirt, and white tank top over everything. (a very tricky outfit to visit the ladies' room in, by the way, but she sure feels lovely in it).