My Red Dotted-Swiss Fourth of July Dress

Through Lola's Prism

Red Dress dotted swissOn one particular fourth of July
when a sparkler ignited my dress
my daddy rolled me on the lawn
until all the fire was gone
and my most favorite dress

was a mess

A hole in the skirt
where my thigh was burnt
and grass stains every which where
but I refused to change my dress
even under duress
no sparklers for me
didn’t care

My mother patched up the hole
with fabric from the hem
I grew to love the grass stains
dotted-swiss goes well
with them

(Image is the exact same fabric as my dress, as is the style, except for the sleeves.)

(re-worked, re-blogged post from last year)

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