I tried to distract her with some paper pattern drafting.
But she wanted a go on the real thing. So she drew around the fabric to mark out the lining - I am lying of course because I did not follow those lines I cut around the fabric but she thought she was doing great "me and you are doing a good job aren't we?" she kept saying.
Next she did 'pin-doing'. She is a lefty so it all looked a bit strange to me but she popped them in and some even popped up out the other side.
She did some 'hotting' with the iron and she was very careful. After a busy day 'doing jobs' it was time to go to bed.
Are you aware of the story 'The elves and the Shoemaker'? well in the morning the dress was finished by elves!
Even though those pesky elves sewed button holes to the wrong side of the placket and had to do a bit of emergency unpicking and produce the placket on the outside instead of the inside, it still looked OK. I shall have a word with them later...
Cheesy grins and puffed out chests all round. Jo xx