Mar 21, 2007
I was honoured to have the company of the three most inspirational women I know
The story of the dress: I was going to make my own. I went around and tried on several styles to see what I really liked best. When I tried on one particular dress, I knew it was the one. My mother knew it was the one... and she tried to convince me to buy it. But, it was silk and carried a designer price tag. I knew I could make it for a tenth of the price. So I went home and bought the silk, and started looking for a picture of the dress. Lo and behold, the first one I found was on ebay. A shop was selling discontinued styles at decent prices. I watched the sale and debated making a bid. Eventually I decided to email the seller and make an offer that was quite a bit less than the minimum bid. She had me wait out the auction, but when it ended and the dress hadn't sold, she accepted my offer. It was brand new, with tags, and not even soiled from being a model. I was very excited not to have to make my dress... because I had this other project...