I finished a somewhat frilly dress just in time for the first of the summer street parties in our village, which was a bigger event than usual because the bishop attended and celebrated mass in the little chapel in the woods.
The major and his wife were there too, and two agents of the local carabinieri police, though they'd already left when the time came to pass the collection plate for everyone to contribute to the expenses of food preparation and maintaining of the chapel.
The real heroes of the party were, as always, the elderly villagers - those whom we now hardly see out but are always present at village events, those whose children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren had come up from the coast that evening to celebrate together, and those who've passed on the recipe for the typical fried focaccine dumplings that are cooked at a communal outdoor kitchen during the summer street fiestas in our village.
Pattern Notes: it's a Girly Style Wardrobe pattern, quite easy to make, but it has a zipper at the back and no lining, which make it a little scratchy to wear. It's a pretty pattern, though, and a perfect way to combine odd pieces of fabric, which was my aim. I finally used two one-meter long cuts of fabric I'd bought in Portugal a few summers and several centimeters back (here), when one meter of fabric was plenty to make a dress for little Rebecca.