This dream is all about preparation for life or it can be preparation for a specific situation. The way we prepare ourselves for life determines our behavior and our attitude, or if the preparation is about a specific situation, it determines how we will deal with that situation. See “Clothes”
It is interesting to observe that you are influencing your daughter by attempting to prepare her for life and, at the same time, somebody else is making suggestions on how you should prepare yourself. If this is about you and your daughter and the person in your dream (the one who is suggesting how you should prepare yourself for life), then this is an awkward situation. It can be negative as suggested by your daughter being frustrated with your taking so long.
It is funny that you cannot see the person who is making suggestions to you. Who is the person? Or is it just a random person who is actually demonstrating to you how your daughter feels about you deciding how she should prepare for life? You were not happy with what this person suggested to you either. Looking back into your room with that person there helping you speaks of you looking back at your past and you probably also had somebody helping you with suggestions on how to prepare for life.
The childhood friend is probably the same as the person who is suggesting to you how you should prepare yourself. Who he is is not important. It is important to understand that he was a friend. Somebody who you liked and cared about. Now this person who you believed in, is showing you that what you believed in, in the past, is probably not what you believe in now, that is why he did not agree with your attitude or behavior toward your daughter. He is very adamant that you are wrong. A past friend usually suggests you believe in something in the past that you do not believe in anymore (he is not a friend anymore. He was a friend in the past)
So, if this dream is really about your daughter, it probably refers to an incident between the two of you that caused conflict, and your past views (represented by a past friend, suggest that you would probably agree with her in the past) Why not now? Probably because you have changed and you forgot how you prepared yourself for life when you were young.
The fact that you used the clothes in the laundry basket suggests that you are allowing dirty clothes (the past probably) or (bad behavior and bad preparation of the past) to influence your suggestions on how your daughter should prepare for the future or life.
The fact that you could not find anything to make a good combination with speaks of your daughter not in possession of the right or proper clothes yet (spiritual or natural preparation resources).
You cannot suggest something that she does not have yet.
However, you should be able to identify what this dream is all about. You probably know what triggered the dream. So if this is not about your daughter, let me know and then I will be able to interpret the dream a lot more successfully.