This dress was inspired by a youtube tutorial by Tolumi Abiola Oyediji. I used a wax print fabric which I got from my local African store. I made my sleeve slightly shorter than the length used in the tutorial, taped the neck all round with bias binding after which I top-stitched for a neat finishing. This was one crash project that I truly enjoyed making.
Meanwhile, did you notice the scar on my left leg? Yeah! I know, right? It is natural for our recognition system to notice the attractive and beautiful side of things while ignoring the not-so-beautiful. But scars tell a story of where we have been and what we have been through; they remind us of lessons, the hurts, pains and tears. They also show us how resilient we have been in the face of what tried to take us out and how we made it to the present as the tissues of our lives fought to keep what is left of us together in one piece.
In the past, my natural tendency was to hide my scar by carefully choosing what I wore. But ever since I learnt about the beauty in imperfection, my perspective has changed. I have come to realize that all my life experiences have God’s purpose embedded in them.
I couldn’t agree more with this thought, “scars show us where we have been, they do not dictate where we are going”.