I wanted her to have something new to wear when she sang her first duet in church the Sunday before Christmas. I also wanted her to be able to wear that something after the holidays.
A quick look through the stash and a piece of vintage fabric (snatched up at an epic estate sale years ago) called out to me, telling me what kind of dress it’d like to become. A small piece of pink brocade randomly purchased at Walmart seemed an unlikely pairing, but I felt like it worked.
The a-line dress and peter pan collar pattern drafting went quickly, but I’m sure glad I found the perfect sleeve while sifting through my collection of thrifted and vintage patterns.
It may not scream Christmas holiday, but it did scream confidence which is exactly what she needed to sing her duet in church.