One of my uncles is…

One of my uncles is having a big shindig at the end of the month, fancy like a formal wedding; while I've spent some time pinning possible cocktail-style dresses for it, I admit, I'm tempted to try to sew one of my own. I wonder if my sewing teacher does tutoring -- even if I pay her for an hour or two of private lessons, and buy the fabric and pattern, I think it would still be less expensive than many of these cocktail dresses, and I could get something unique and hopefully well-tailored to me.

On the other hand, I could bung it up completely. Maybe I should just get a dress instead. What do you think? Do you like any of these? I'm 5'0", size 8-10, C-cup, with what I'm calling a 'momma-tummy' these days. In theory, I can wear a strapless bra now, though I still haven't tried actually doing it. Would have to practice some before I'd be confident that it wouldn't just fall off in the middle of the event.

I'm really groovin' on the grey these days. (And oh, that first dress with the swans is well out of my price range, and I'm not even sure it would look good on me, but it's so lovely I just like to gaze at it longingly.)

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  1. One data point that might help: print out a couple of the dresses and ask your instructor how long it would take for _her_ to make the dress. What I have found is that sewing projects always take longer than I think (even when I factor in that it will take me longer than I think). And you only have 3 weeks to make it. But it is always awesome to make something that has everything you want as opposed to settling for something that has 50 to 75 percent of what you want.

    Having said that, out of the selection of dresses you have I really like the If it Ain’t Baroque Dress, the Dipped in Champagne Shimmer Dress, and the Vanilla Biscotti Dress. Do you have the option of wearing a sari or salwar kameez?

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