My daughter had a Father daughter dance on Friday. The theme was Miss America. We went to the fabric store to estimate how much it would cost to make her one from a pattern I had ($60-$80 was the pricing). Not to bad, but to wear it for one night for a couple hours. So off to shopping for a dress in a store. That went $80-$200 for a dress. Did I say it was only a week away. There was this thing going on in the fairgrounds called Just between Friends. I have never been to it before but I was told it is good. What it is basically is a huge yard sale for kids items. So on Sunday (which was the last day of it), my husband and I go. Not to much dresses but I found 2 of them and neither was my daughters size. I showed her the two dresses and she said the purple was the one she wanted. Cool, $10 for it but since it was the last day everything was 50% off.
Of course now it has to be tailored since it is 4 sizes to big. I had to take it in about 4″, raise the straps a couple inches(which I did before taking the before picture) and I added the black satin sash that tied in the back (I had the fabric already). She said she wanted it flared out more. So I bought some tulle and some fabric that kinda matched her dress for her dad’s tie.
I found a pendent in my jewelry box to get some bling that she loves so much. Total spent on dress $10.