It was divided up into various categories including quilt fabrics, large pieces for the rummage sale, etc.
There were some small pieces that fit the "elegant" category. They included velveteen, lace, taffeta, slinky-slithery, and other couture fabrics. I knew immediately what their purpose was and put them all together into a smallish box.
Our daughter is spending two weeks in Melbourne on business. That is a long time away from Mommy for a person who is just six, and yesterday when son-in-law and kids arrived for dinner, Caroline was showing some wear and tear. Fortunately, she had brought along her [possibly transgender, or perhaps just cross-dressing] stuffed dog, Woofie. The remedy did not fail. Woofie appeared "on the catwalk," according to C'line, in various magnificent ensembles. My favorite was a lime green creation with a matching mantilla. S/he left garbed in a slithery pinkish-purple outfit, perfect for relaxing at home, in the arms of a happy mom.
Thanks be to my friend for taking the edge off a little girl's distress!