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Eagerly I rushed to verify if my revelation was correct or not. Removing the pile of clothes from the top shelf of the cabinet, I could tell it definitely contained some pattern pieces but as I withdrew the pieces I realized they were pinned to fabric and were not of the pattern that I had been looking for. This pattern had been pinned to a kitschy, cute pineapple print, fabric and had even been carefully cut out. But then, in the flurry of getting our home ready to put on the market, I had tossed it in with a bunch of clothing that I was going to repair "someday", and for the last 10 years or so it had sat around, forgotten and with pins and tissue pattern still attached, waiting for me to "someday" put it together.
To my surprise, as I extracted this unfinished garment from the pile, there, buried with it, was the pattern package that I had spent hours searching for.
Of course now my priorities had changed. After all, this unfinished garment had been waiting far longer and deserved to be moved to the top of my to do list.
Yes I finally completed the dress with the sweet pineapple print . . .
and the first time I wore it, my daughter asked if it was new and if I had made it. I replied; "Yes. Yes I did make it and it only took me 10 years."