The fabric already looks over loved and I've never even worn it yet! *sigh* A friend suggested I take it back to the fabric shop, but then what's to stop this from happening again later?
What I loved so much about this fabric with this dress pattern was the "Little House on the Prairie"ness of it all. I loved loved loved those Laura Ingalls Wilder books as a kid. Of all the pages and totally engaging stories, though, two stand out. They are funny and small, but they are easily the first things that come to mind when I think about these books: when they make maple candy and whenever the girls go shopping for calico fabric. To this day I love maple candy. And I think this fabric made me think of those trips to the General Store. I know that sounds a little over dramatic, and I've over analyzing this thought enough that I am confident that this isn't some weird aging nostalgia. But still, I wonder: WWLauraD? Do I salvage or start over?