I set myself a sewing challenge last week. It went like this. Go to the local craft store. Choose a fabric only from the bargain basement patchwork fabrics (you know, the end of roll or just plain ugly stuff). Make a dress. So after roping in two sales assistants and two shoppers in the store to join my quest... I made this dress. And it's probably my favourite home made dress so far. Now here's the disclaimer: I'm totally sucking in my stomach in these photos (can you see the concentration on my face in the first pic?). So if you meet me in person and are surprised at how much larger I am in real life... maybe keep that to yourself.