i made this dress in college and i've been holding onto it ever since, just in case i would have a daughter who would want to wear it. though i have a background in clothing and textiles and sewing, i'm not a very good seamstress and i really struggle with following directions. this dress was not an overly difficult assignment, but i am a very slow sewer and not a perfectionist in the least. i have plenty of vision but limited skillz. i had an incredible professor at BYU, Dr. Catherine Burnham, who really believed in me and whenever i see this dress, i remember all she taught me and how much she encouraged me to figure this project out and also to figure out things in my life that i wanted to be. it was sort of a lean on me/stand and deliver/mr. holland's opus/karate kid experience. so when scarlett said she wanted to wear the "fruit dress", i was over the moon! i thought she would treat it like a dress up dress, but she wanted to wear it to church. i was so glad that i had completed this dress and held onto it more than 10 years later. maybe i'll even make another one. for ME! we can be twins! not really.
cardigan- loft(i should have bought 20 of these puppies)
blouse- charlotte russe
dress- college project 2001