She remembered to put it in her school bag to give to me after school last week. My new apartment is within walking distance of their school and they are very proud of walking here on their own.
In the chaos of my new sewing room - with plastic boxes packed up inside the wardrobe, I managed to find the small piece of leftover fabric, now several shades darker than the nightdress.
I was able to cut out a new yoke and hand- stitch it over the back yoke. I then stitched down all the torn edges on the underside and cut patches to cover the tears.
Hopefully, this will extend the life of the nightdress for a few weeks - enough for me to get my apartment organised and to make another round of nightdresses. Niamh was happy with the result!
After settlement on Friday I will be more relaxed!