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You’re Never Too Old to Play Dress Up

After a few glasses of wine I headed home due to some work issues. They didn’t take long to resolve, but I was home and I don’t really feel like going back out. I was feeling pretty good and listening to music and wondering what to do next. I don’t have cable and I’d already watched all my shows on hulu. Now what?

I looked across the room and saw the white dress peering out at me from the box I opened earlier. It’s practically begging me to try it on. I figured, why not? I’ll flounce around in my friends wedding dress for the evening. That way I can give her an accurate report of what it is like. Mind you, my friend is about 5 sizes smaller than me, despite the fact that we have the same bust size. Of course it doesn’t fit, but the dress is gorgeous. It’s simple and sleek, very my style (I kind of hate her for getting it first). I’m also impressed by how light weight it feels. I remember my sister’s dress being so heavy. As I sat on the couch, I look it over very carefully, taking mental notes of the fabric, seams, and shape. I got lost in the craftsmanship of the dress and I could feel ideas forming.

I’ve always dreamed of making my own wedding dress. For a good decade now, I’ve been looking at all of my friends wedding dresses and picking and choosing the things I like about each one to see how I might coalesce all of them into a beautiful dress for myself. (side note: The dress is the only thing I’ve planned about my future wedding. I have never been one of those girls that had colors, location, table arrangements, and flowers all picked out. Nope, for me it’s just about the boy and the dress. I couldn’t care less about the other stuff.) I remember as a little girl dressing up in my grandmothers old curtains and table clothes. I took so much care and time pinning it all together, just right, to make a beautiful wedding dress for myself (Hmmmm, I wonder if my mom has a picture of that.) I would then prance about the living room, showing it off to everyone. 

I finally took the dress off and put it back in the box with a new since of hope that someday I will have my own white dress, all pinned perfectly together for my own special day. That sounds like fun.

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