Hi Mom! I forgot to send your Mother's Day card, so I wrote you a blog post instead. Hey, the internet is forever, right? Just like diamonds. Kind of.
I haven't given up searching for the pattern you made your prom dress from (pictured above). Why is it so hard to find? I thought I was on the right track with this one, but it's different from yours in the skirt. Plus, I don't see a center front bodice seam on your dress.
Sweetheart necklines were pretty uncommon in the 1960s, as far as I can tell. You were a style rogue! The sheath dress pattern I designed for my book has a similar neckline to your dress. I think you must have influenced me subconsciously.
I hope you're having a nice day. I wish Jeff and I could be there! We love you.