Trust.

I’ve had a bit of a revelation. By complete chance, when I found myself on an unfamiliar road on the other side of town, I realised I was headed towards a specialist vintage kind-of shop that’s always getting great write-ups in the paper. One that I’d always wanted to visit. So I seized the chance and called in.

Yes, they had a shelf of vintage fabric for sale in all kinds of textures and colours. In skirt lengths and dress lengths. Matching buttons in jars nearby. Buckles and belts and trims. But I realised with a start that my shelf of vintage fabric at home was prettier. And my buttons just as matching. And my lace actual family heirlooms.

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Yes, there were some lovely vintage dresses hanging up. In a variety of beautiful fabrics and from many different eras. I tried a couple on but they didn’t quite fit. I realised with a laugh that I have every style of vintage dress pattern in my sewing nook at home. And they’re all in my size.

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I just need to trust myself. Stop saving the fabric for something special because every day is special. Stop waiting for a reason to make up one of my old patterns because every day I have the opportunity to be a bit original. In pretty dresses that fit.

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One response to “Trust.

  1. Evil Gym Mom

    Exactly!
    And it’s holidays soon…. can’t wait to see what you produce!

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