Susan compared various threads with the dress until finding an exact match.
She had been asked why she still worked as a servant. Why hadn’t she married?
She could not imagine loving a man as much as she loved Mrs. Goode or the girls. She had taken care of them since they were infants.
Miss Martha had grown since the tailor measured her. She was no taller, but she had filled out in the way a 16-year-old girl was wont.
Finishing the alterations, Susan held up the dress.
She went to get Miss Martha ready for her coming-out ball.
Others have done it, so I just tried my hand at it – this is a clip of my WIP, The Old Mill. Although the book is set in 2018, this is a flashback to 1821. I took about 1500 words that gave some of Susan’s background as she worked on the party dress (the party dress is talked about through out the book and the ball is all important) and turned it into a 100 word short-short. I hope this worked :)
Word count = 100