Of the items pictured below, I only remember the first, which my mother made some time in the early 1960s. The others were all new to my eyes, so, while sorting through her photos, I was really pleased to find a shot from 1984 of the Duchess wearing the last one.
(Click the images to inspect the workwomanship.)
|WITH INDIVIDUAL CRYSTAL BEADS. THIS WAS PAIRED WITH A FLOOR-LENGTH|
TAPERED BLACK SKIRT (ALSO MADE BY THE DUCHESS). CLASSY.
|1984. THE DIFFICULT YEARS SHOW IN HER EYES.|
(BUT NO DOUBT THAT WAS CLUB SODA IN THE CUP.)