In this video I talk about making 3 dresses for the Miss Sweet Sixteen contest held during the Midwest Old Threshers reunion each year in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. The girls volunteer in various areas of the show during the reunion. They can be seen strolling the grounds in period dress for women of the late 1800s to early 1900s. I participated when I was 16 and can still wear my dress from then. Period clothing never goes out of style.
It took me over an hour to gather and pin each ruffle. Glad I used my favorite method of gathering. Zig-zag over cotton crochet thread, then pull into even gathers.
Then I talk about Cy Star Mystery Quilt alternate design blocks that I have made so far.
I had to try the dresses on.
It is fun to twirl in a full skirt.