Life has an interesting way of prompting us to create with words. Something heard, something seen, or even a particular scent can send us into a writing frenzy. To write what our senses are trying to show us is sometimes maddening...but it, for me, is always satisfying.
The tag in your dress made you appreciate other things and write them down. It's times like that which make you an artist, and better for it.
Thank you for sharing...your poem mused me to slow down a bit, and to take it all in.