Paid the Cost To Be The Boss
One day as I browsed my feed on Facebook, I saw a photo of a lady wearing a fabulous outfit. It was made of ankara material and from the knee down boasted a wide gathered bottom. She was fierce; rocking her African inspired outfit with the confidence of Cleopatra and beckoning me to get one like it.
I had to attend a wedding in August! I figured it would be perfect for the occasion. So I took it to a tailor of good repute, showed him the design, found out how much fabric I would need to have it made and then went off to buy it.
I found some material, took some measurements and decided the bottom piece of the dress would be a little too much (since I didn’t want to be grabbing too much attention) so I would just make it an a-line dress. The tailor pointed out that the outfit was not a dress as I had thought, but an actual skirt and top. We decided to make it a dress anyway, and I left him to work his magic.
Well, somehow, he forgot all about my due date (the day I was supposed to get the dress), and to my dismay, he clearly didn’t believe me when I told him that in the three weeks since he took my measurement I had lost weight. So when I tried on the dress, it was too big in the waist 😦 I was pissed because I felt he’d waited until the last minute to make the dress and after having waited for at least two hours, I was so upset I refused to wait any longer!
I ended up wearing something from my closet to the wedding instead.
Later on, I asked him to make adjustments for my fluctuating weight and let me have the dress so I could flaunt my stuff at my next social appearance 😉
While not making the dress exactly as it appeared in the photo I showed him, I thought he did a fabulous job and it looked just as gorg when I tried it on!
I got compliments all night – Everyone loved it!
I’m sure I spent less than I would have had I bought it from a store and it was unique and creative!! I paired it with some long chandelier earrings I have and I really didn’t need much else! Wanted a cuff but couldn’t find one, so I went with a stack of bangles instead (not shown as some of the photos refuse to load)!