making a goddamn dress: prologue

so, the other day i kind of decided i need a dress. not that i dont have a dress. in fact, i have two:

but i thought it'd be an interesting test of will-power to stitch me up a little number. so while my friend and i were terrorizing wal-mart, i took the opprotunity to get one of those NEW LOOK dress tutorials:

im kind of digging the third one, but we'll see what kind of fabric i can afford (so, it'll probably be solid and itchy). i'll keep you posted.