Do you remember when I made Katelyn's Easter Dress? And how I said I'd make a blue one for my niece? I finished it! And it only took me fifteen months.
May I share something with you? Please don't tell anyone else. The reason it took me so long to finish it is anxiety. My niece is so naturally thin that I accidentally made it a little loose, but the thought of what exactly I would have to do to take it in caused me so much anxiety that I couldn't move forward with completing it. Lame, I know.
So there sat the dress in my WIP pile for over a year, nearly complete save for an elementary alteration and the straps. The dress would call to me. Then call me a wimp. Until one day in July I said to myself, "Self! Man up! Mele is a whole year older, that probably means that she has grown enough to fill out the dress. Put the straps on and give her the dang dress before she grows any more!" And I did.
And isn't it just perfect for my beautiful niece?