Stella turns eight soon and she has requested a special dress to wear at her baptism. I am happy and grateful to oblige. The desire and the ability to create are part of our divine makeup as women, and I am grateful for the opportunity to make use of this special part of me.
I wrote a similar post last November (and probably the November before that, too). I love the quote I shared from President Uchtdorf. He said, "Creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take unorganized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty. The more you trust and rely upon the spirit, the greater your capacity to create. That is your opportunity in this life and your destiny in the life to come."
Yesterday I popped into my local discount fabric store. It has tables and tables piled higher than I am tall with fabric remnants. I only had a few minutes to search, but I found exactly what I was looking for - two yards of the most perfect ivory crepe, just what Stella's dress required. I've used Butterick 3350 more times than I can count. It is a wonderful basic pattern that lends itself well to alterations. I used it most recently for Stella's Princess Buttercup costume. This time, I am adding a few tucks at the bust, a feminine collar, and dropping the waist. I'm keeping the final product a secret from Stella, but I think she's going to love it.