Description White short-sleeved First Communion dress handmade by Susan A. Mackay using fabric from her own wedding gown.
Historical Notes Boston, Massachusetts, native Susan Mackay lived in Westford with her husband, Douglas, and their two school-age children. An accomplished seamstress, Susan used her skills to sew linens and garments and made her career as a fashion executive. She was a senior vice president for TJX Companies. On September 11, Susan boarded Flight 11 with six coworkers for a business trip to Los Angeles. She was 44 years old.
Curator's Comment This dress was worn by Susan’s daughter, Lauren, for her First Communion. HIDE