She knows it happened.
If she'd been born a half century earlier, in an era of ocean voyages, letter writing, and well-to-do families from Charleston summering in Tuscany.
She's 18 years old, not yet aware of the effect she has on men.
He sketches her, in this dress, drifting on the pond. They exchange secrets. So incredibly serious. A lifetime in a month.
She would never be able to explain any of it to her friends back in Charleston. The sketch he gave her would have to do.
The sketch, in fact, froze the moment, and her very nicely. Later, in fact, he became quite a famous painter. Of course, by then, nobody would be able to understand his paintings at all.
1911 Dress (No. 3681). Made with the same pure linen with soft cotton lining. Sleeveless with that squared neckline. Seven horizontal panels create the drop waist bodice. Low-calf length.
Women's sizes: 2 through 20.
Colors: Pale Blue, White.