Homemade for me.

Two nights before I was ready to leave for my cousin's out of state wedding, I tried on the dress earmarked for the event.  I hated it. I didn't feel comfortable in it.  Nothing like last minute.

So, in addition to all the other errands I needed to do the day before we left, I was dreading but seeing no other alternative to bringing my kids shopping with me to find a new dress.  Not my idea of a good time.

But then I thought...I have a ton of fabric and patterns. Why not? 11pm, I cut out the dress and by 1am that night, I had already basted and altered the dress.  I was anxious to hear my husband's opinion the next morning. If he liked it, I'd finish it instead of basting it.  If he didn't think it looked right, I'd go shopping.  Verdict? My husband not only liked it, but loved it too.

 That night, I took a pic to show some girlfriends and got the thumbs up from them too.
I was so relieved.  I think it takes me less time to make a good fit dress than it is for me to shop for it. I hate shopping. Anyway, I had may compliments, it's comfortable and I definitely will wear it again.  I really ought to make more clothes. It's so nice to have something that fits just right....it's hard to find something perfect in the stores.

 Wedding selfies for all who cooperate.  Notice one didn't cooperate.

The wedding?  It was lovely, glad we made it.  Congrats to the happy couple.


  1. You look beautiful in your dress!!! I need to learn to sew!

  2. Wow, what a gift you have. I don't like to shop either. What a blessing to be able to make something so wonderful for a special occasion. You look fantastic!

  3. Sooo cute! I love it, Jackie. 'It takes less time to make a dress than shop for one.' Now, that's not something you hear every day! - Sue xo



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