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Date: 2/13/12 12:44 PM

I live in south Alabama and we have not had much of a winter to say the least. It has been more like spring this whole winter except for yesterday and today. There is one more winter clothing item that I would really like to make, even though I will only get one wear out of it. However, to make it I am going to have to spend about $16 and I will only get one wear out of it. Honestly, the thing that makes it a winter item is the color of it. I have just been dying to make myself one of those lace dresses out of some hunter green lace I have. I am wanting to use V8766 in the view pictured on the model. I would have to order some hunter green lining to go under it and buy a zipper to make this. The only thing holding me back is that I will be spending money on something that I will only get one wear out of this season. I could use that money on lining for some spring dresses. At the same time, I really want to wear a lace dress before they go out of style, even though I doubt that is going to happen by next fall. Furthermore, I could be spending that time getting started on spring sewing. However, I can't get this dress out of my head. What would you do?

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Date: 2/13/12 1:39 PM

I would go for it! Hunter green would look great for holiday parties next year and looking at the style I really don't think it will go out of fashion anytime soon.

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Date: 2/13/12 1:48 PM

I'm not too far from you, and I don't even have a coat. I just didn't mess with it this year. Then I got some awesome navy wool I wanted to make a coat, the Lutterloh tape because I have an old book with the perfect coat in it, and now I want to because it's cold. I have everything but buttons.

I probably won't, because it's vintage, won't go out of style (cause it already is) and I don't have to. I have a hoodie that will work until next year.

If you really want it, make it. You can get away with it until about the first of April, really, and pull it out the middle of Sept. Think about accessories and if you can make it more appropriate for early spring too, so you can get more wear out of it if you feel that badly.

I say go for what makes you happy. As someone that is incredibly cheap, sometimes happiness trumps cost.

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Date: 2/13/12 2:10 PM

Make the dress now.

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Date: 2/13/12 2:31 PM

I would go ahead and make the dress. I mean where else are you going to get a great custom-made dress for $16?

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Date: 2/13/12 4:07 PM

There's always next winter.

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Date: 2/13/12 4:50 PM

MAKE IT!!

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Date: 2/13/12 5:40 PM

Thanks everyone. I am going to make it. It will be my last "winter" project and I will wear it to church. Then I will pull it out for the Fall and Christmas Holidays later this year.

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Date: 2/15/12 2:33 PM

Yep I would go on and make it. What if you forgot what you were going to do next year and a cool project sits around in the stash waitin gto be once again discovered.

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Date: 2/15/12 5:55 PM

Great decision! Consider that by making the dress now, even if you only wear it once, that it will be ready and waiting come the fall. If an occasion comes up in the early fall, the dress will be ready to go. Enjoy!

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