First off a big thanks to KM for giving me hints on how to research Jerry Parnis. I am still searching for more information. KM suggested that I focus on the different trade names used by Jerry Parnis. It appears that she used quite a few over the years. Though, I am still wondering why I can find no obituary or something of that nature.
Also, a thanks to Gwen on her kind comment!!
|Gotta love the wind!|
Maybe I will skip the tennis
shoes next time
I finished the Brown Leaves Dress aka the Jerry Parnis dress just in time for a weekend getaway. Well, just barely. I like the dress….a lot.
Some thoughts: This was a really comfortable dress to wear; I wore it all day Sunday. However, I need more buttons down the front because dress kept flipping open in the wind so that my slip was on view. Not a great look! I plan on adding more buttons
Also, the pockets are problematic. The best way to describe them is they do not sit just right. I know this is user error because I have only put in one other set of pockets and they were wonky as well. I need to work on this.
There is also some gaping. I think I need to place the button holes closer to the edge of the right front because the front would flip over a little when I moved around. This drove me nuts. It was really just at the waist so a few snaps might save the day! Or maybe some fabric tape.
I also may add some embellishments on the bottom of the skirt. When I conceived this idea, I thought some brown stripes made on the bias would pull the whole dress together. I ran out of time to add the bias stripes for the past weekend but in looking at the picture really think it would add to the dress.
This will be a dress that is perfect for wearing around on the weekends!