17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Sunday, May 13, 1912: Ma got my dress on the go at last and I’ll keep at her until she gets it made.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Hmm . . This entry obviously is referring to the second dress that was mentioned in previous entries. (It’s not the Indian linen one that a seamstress finished).
Was the plan always for Grandma’s mother to make this second dress or had Grandma originally expected to make it herself?
On May 8, she’d written:
Did some sewing this afternoon. I have so many things to fix over and a dress I want to get made, but it is slow about getting there.
When I look at pictures of dresses from a hundred years ago they look like they would be complex to make. Maybe Grandma and her mother reached consensus that her mother could more skillfully do the sewing task.