Monday, August 13, 2007

I almost caved in, but not quite

We're back from Cleveland (the drive, the city, and the wedding were all great), but not for long. We're leaving soon for a long vacation in Greece. I am very very excited. Everyone keeps telling me it's beautiful and I have no reason not to believe them. After the tickets were bought and the hotels were booked, the big question arised: What will I wear?

Last week during an unavoidable trip to the mall (oh how I loathe the mall), I found this great jersey dress at Gap. This dress would be perfect to just roll up and throw in the suitcase, and it's the perfect weight for warm climates. Even though I signed The Pledge, I must admit I considered buying it for about a second. One look at the price tag ($39.50) was all I needed to find the resolve to make the dress instead.


I'll be using Simplicity 3831 for the pattern and some super soft rayon jersey from Fabric.com. I have a few other sundresses I've made over the past couple of weeks as well. I'll be showing pictures this week so stay tuned.

Speaking of dresses, have you seen the amazing version of Simplicity 3835 made by Lula Louise? I'm adding that pattern to my collection.

4 comments:

christina said...

Ooooh, Greece will be fun. That dress will be perfect. Can't wait to see the finished piece.

Adrienne said...

That is going to be so pretty! I love that dress!

Raesha D said...

I can't wait to see the finished dress! AND Greece!! That is so cool:):) I've never been off the continent though I hope one day to travel the world:) I love to fly:)

nikkishell said...

Congratulations for fighting off that shopping bug and making your own! Great dress!