Last summer I obsessed over this dress (by Sunshine and Shadow) for months, but in the end prudence won out. I realized I really couldn't afford it. So a year later, I finally got around to making one of my own! It was so fun to sew something just for me. Also, I've never purposefully made a straight up knock-off of something before, so this was a good challenge. I tried to make it look as much like the original as possible using only photos I found online. I love it, and best of all it fits me perfectly. The one downside is that it's too short for a dress because I ran out of fabric, so I'll wear it as a tunic. The only photo I have of me wearing it is this photo strip from the Junior Boys concert on Friday night. So many of my friends were there, and it was awesome.
Hey, guess what? I'm going to New York next weekend, and my birthday is in 10 days!!! Joe's birthday is 3 days before mine, so we'll celebrate together in New York. He's going to be 30, which is officially an adult in my book. I'm so nervous about finding an apartment. If you're reading this and you live in New York, please e-mail me if you hear of anything good.
Our realtor came over to our house yesterday to assess things, and he's going to start showing the place to buyers while we're in New York. Right now we're frantically doing some last minute touches and fixing things up. Our house is going to look so good that I won't want to leave it!