Everyone has a time in their life when things just seem to fall into place and they feel like they’re on the right path. This is the story about that time happening for me.
If you’ve been following me on Rainbowtized for a while, you may have noticed that I have a history of making things and then gifting them. Inevitably, the recipient would make a comment along the lines of, “you should really sell this stuff”. In my self-effacing way, I would always shake off their compliment and say, “no, I’m not good enough to sell things”.
About a month ago, one of my co-workers brought her daughter into the office for a visit. She was so adorable toddling around on her chubby little legs. I picked her up and said, you need a cute little dress don’t you?
That night after work, I stopped at the store and found some super cute Michael Miller unicorn fabric and some rainbow-y dot fabric that I thought complemented it nicely and proceeded to “wing it” and make a little dress that I thought would fit. See, I never learned how to read a commercial pattern or anything, so, I just read a lot of blogs and watch YouTube videos on construction techniques…then I just do it and test it until it works.
#Rainbowtized unicorn dress
I brought the dress in the next day and my co-worker was just tickled with it. When she said her daughter didn’t want to take the dress off, it just made me so happy y’all. The rest of the day, I had all these random people coming up to me and commenting that they had seen the dress I made, and it was gorgeous. One of those lovely people told me that she used to be a sportswear designer and she told me that my finishing was beautifully done. I was floored. This was a professional telling me how well made my dress was! Now, I was starting to think, “maybe I am good enough”…
Stay tuned for part 2 of the story behind the Rainbowtized Boutique Clothes for Kids.
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