What can YOU say in six sentences?
Make do and mend.
And if it doesn’t need mending, hand down, intact.
Even when hideous, as this one was.
(Heavy-weight cotton, scratchy-starched armhole seams, patterned with intertwined chain-links of hideous pinks)
The photographs prove it - the first of my mother with an eighteenth-month-old me at the seaside.
Then, eight years later, me sat on a hay bale, wearing the same, ‘made-to-last’ and completely unaltered (and just as uncomfortable) dress.