I know I said I wasn’t into sharing much of my DIY projects these days, BUT… Here’s the dress I sewed myself for my birthday. Well, I actually finished it yesterday, two weeks after my birthday, but I’m not counting. It’s still my present to myself, and I’m just relieved that A) IT FITS and B) I LIKE IT. I’d never made a dress before, or any complicated sewing pattern with more than two pieces, so this feels like quite the accomplishment. Also, it only cost me a couple dollars, because I got the fabric from the thrift store… And as I may have mentioned before, ready-to-wear dresses rarely fit me very well because my chest is around two sizes smaller than my hips. In sewing for myself, this isn’t much of a problem: All I had to do was use the right size for each portion of the dress, then figure out how to fit them together. I love a good puzzle! And I love making stuff, especially when it actually works out.