In the UK, Mothering Sunday is celebrated in March but in Malaysia, Mother’s day usually falls on the second Sunday of May. This is a great opportunity to use the last piece of Liberty fabric to make my mom something for her to wear on this special day. I decided to go for something simple as I only had Saturday to alter one of her old patterns, cut the fabric and sew the garment. The obvious answer was a shift dress, something she is comfortable with and finds it easy to wear. We wanted to create something with chiffon sleeves but gave up the idea when the search for silk chiffon failed miserably!
After measuring my mom again and a quick alteration to the basic bodice block, I made a capped sleeve to go with the dress. As a shirt dress is loose and slips on and off easily, a zip at the centre back (or side seam) is not usually required but as I decided to make the neckline very tight around the neck, I added a zip on the shoulder seam so she could get in and out of the dress easily and also as a nice detail to the dress.
Mom just tried on the dress and it fits her very well. She has hung it on the door, ready to be worn tomorrow when she goes out. Dad is envious but I did make him two shirts a few days ago. More on that in my later post.
Until then, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY dearest mom and to all mothers in the world! Enjoy your extra special day!