I might even go so far as to say I radically underestimate how long it will take me to do just about anything. I mention this because most of the sewing I have been doing this winter has been using fabric and project ideas I had from last winter, but never got to.
And so it was with this black and gold striped dress with a maroon collar. This time it worked to my advantage, though, because over one year's time a pattern was released - the Janie dress - in exactly the idea I had envisioned. This meant I didn't have to draft my own dress, working off of my existing patterns, which always makes things infinitely easier.
Earlier in the week, I had a dress laying on my sewing table to be mended, Hazel had wanted to wear it, but the button was broken. It was one of the first dresses I had ever made for Indigo, when she was only 2 years old. (I wrote a blog post about the dress here.)
I shared this story on IG but wanted to share it here, too, because it was so powerful to me. It amazes me that the fabrics and dress patterns we chose today are shaping future memories. How cool is that?