Daughter (5 years old): What is that for, mom?
Me: It's a new dress for me. Do you like it?
Daughter: Well, I guess. But, it would be better if it wasn't brown.
Me: Hmmm. I kind of like brown.
Daughter: Okay. Why does it have all those wrinkles on your belly?
Me: That's called ruching. That's how the dress is supposed to look.
Daughter: Oh. I think that is a little silly.
This fabric has been in my stash for at least three years. I had enough of it to make a dress out of it and liked this pattern, but thought that it might turn out too boring. Then I saw a picture of a celebrity in a magazine in a dress that was remarkably similar - chocolate brown, wrap style, A-line skirt. And I liked it. So, I gave the fabric and pattern marriage my blessing.
In this picture I saw, the celebrity was wearing some killer shoes. I think that helped the dress not be boring on her. As you can see, I have no such shoes: