I’m about 80% done sewing “Anna,” my second dress of the year.
No, I haven’t posted any photos of the first dress. Mostly because I’m lazy/vain. (I’m too lazy to put on makeup and style it properly, but too vain to show it off otherwise.) I’ll get around to it soon. Promise.
This second dress is a little trickier than the first dress. Because of double pleats. And an invisible zipper. And plenty of French seams. And, again, vanity. I’m not sure if the design is flattering, even though the general Internet consensus is that it is. When I finally finish the thing — it needs the zipper, a back seam and hemming — I’ll know for sure. Jumping ahead to unflattering conclusions isn’t totally fair.
‘Fortune’ is a song about making a decision to walk through a river of shit instead of turning around, even knowing there might not be anything but the same pain you’re trying to leave behind on the other side. It was written about someone in my life who I watched make an enormous sacrifice without any expectation following it. I don’t remember ever feeling so impressed and confused in my life. I only hope I can be that brave when the time comes.