My MIL has four granddaughters, my three and my niece, the drama princess. She often picks fabrics with the intention of making them something where one or both of us turns it down. My SIL is into a lot of pastels and I'm really not. I often like busy and bright colors and my SIL doesn't. It's a fairly good bet that neither of us is going to like a busy pastel print, but a lot of times my MIL will convince herself that we'll both love it. The particular fabric that the dress I made Ottobre 3/2012/18 out of I believe predates my girls, but nothing was ever made out of it. I got to see the fabric every time my MIL would discuss another round of clothes and every time I would just skip over it. When I got the 3rd issue last year, I knew that I wanted to make the Little Roses pattern, but I didn't really know what I was going to make with it. When I saw this fabric the last time we sorted through her fabric, I knew that I wanted to make the Little Roses dress out of it.