Comfort Sewing

Is there a way to make a post about a dress that I’ve made so many times before interesting?

I’ve made Geraniums for MJ in wee baby size, toddler size, preschooler size, and now kinder size. It’s a fallback, a stand-by, a tried-and-true. I’ve made it for gifts with intended recipients and I’ve made it just because without anybody specific in mind and stuck it in a drawer until an appropriately-sized recipient presented herself. It’s a good pattern. More than any other pattern this is one has provided comfort and focus and intent when I was distraught and scattered and aimless. It’s a lot of emotional weight to put on a pattern, or any inanimate object, but this is one I started sewing emotionally weighty times and have continued to sew as emotions have stretched and calmed and escalated and mellowed. Sometimes the through lines are not the things you expect.

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Pattern: Geranium Dress by Made by Rae
Size: 5
Options selected: faux cap sleeves, gathered skirt, scoop neck, inseam pocket

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Take comfort where you can.

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