For ages, I have been waiting to buy fabric to make an “infinity dress.” Do a quick internet search. I’ll wait here.
Okay. Got it? So, it’s a convertible dress. And it’s super cute. And, it can be pretty expensive. But…it’s SUPER cute. I really want one.
So, I searched for tutorials. They were confusing. Then, I found this one:
Okay. That makes a little more sense to me. All I have to do is buy 5 yards of fabric and…HOLY COW!!! 5 YARDS OF FABRIC?!?!!! Do you know how much that will cost?!!
Well, it totally depends on the fabric. Yesterday, I found this 100% polyester knit in a positively dreamy robin’s egg blue (my very favoruite colour). It was cheap, at $5.99/yard. Nevertheless, for 5 yards, that works out to be about thirty bucks, plus a few bucks more for matching thread. Not bad for a nice dress, but I thought I could do better.
Then, I found this coupon:
No way! 60% off a single cut of fabric?!?!! That means my fabric will only cost…um…not very much!! So, I went and did it. I bought my 5 yards of dreamy robin’s egg blue fabric and my matching thread. The fabric came out to just under twelve bucks. The thread was marked $2.99, but I think it must have been on sale, too, because my bill, with tax, was $15.01.
That’s fifteen dollars, and one cent. Not bad for a whole nice dress. At least, I hope it will be nice. Only time will tell.
Think I can get in made in time for the wedding we are attending Saturday evening? I sure hope so. Wish me luck.
Oh, and, BTW, that coupon is good through today, August 29, 2013, but Jo-Ann is constantly putting out coupons. My advice is to get on their mailing list and have them sent to your home, or, if you have a smartphone, get their app and access coupons right on your phone. Don’t ever buy anything without checking to see if there might be a coupon. you can also just check their website before you shop, and print up the coupons you need.
I’ll come back and post pics of the finished dress!
I can’t figure out how to post 2 photos at a time, so I will see if I can add a photo here. This (if I do this correctly) is the first picture taken of my dress. Hallie snapped this for me the first time I tried it on.