In July we had a wedding up in Utah to attend for my cousin. I needed something to wear that would fit me, be cool in the heat, and be appropriate for a wedding.
After spending some time looking at dresses and not really fitting anything (my post-pregnancy body is a little more "hippy" than usual) I decided to try my hand at making my own dress. I pulled out one of my favorite patterns that I tried and never was happy with the results. Then I headed to Wal-Mart (The only store with fabric that was open within a 10-mile radius) and picked up a remnant of some grey cotton material that had some stretch to it.
I decided to add a ruffle to it as a lot of dresses right now have ruffles and little fun feminine details and I wanted to be special too (besides the fact that the ruffle made the dress a little more modest was a bonus).
Here I am at the wedding…
It turned out pretty nice I think. After the wedding my sister sent me a link to this dress to show me how similar they are. It only cost me about $5 to make this dress… that’s a little better than $130 don’t you think so?