You all asked for photos, so here they are!
My parents-in-law celebrated their 40th (ruby) wedding
anniversary last weekend. It was a fun party. My mother-
in-law asked me to sew her a blouse for the event, so I did.
We didn't get many pictures of her wearing it, indoors
or out, but here's one of her (third from the left) with
my father-in-law on her left (I was not asked to sew
any part of his outfit). The other couple are dear
family friends (I don't know where they got their clothes).
My mother-in-law is a classy lady,
so I gave her some embroidery on the cuffs
I was tempted to also embroider the button placket
but Mum (my mother) said "no, that's too much."
And she was right.
It was a very good learning experience, drafting for
another female adult. It took numerous fittings simply
because I was so inept (and nervous) in the beginning -
I always find it slightly awkward to take another
person's measurements who isn't my child.
My favorite part of this blouse is the back - the fit is
very, very nice - it sits just right. Unfortunately, my
mother-in-law never poses with her friends, with
her back to the camera, so you will have to
take my word for it.