The project where I realized I like sewing clothes and can actually do it!
Flashback to April when this pattern and fabric came out - I feel in love and instantly bought it. Skip ahead to this September when I finally decide to sew it up. Looking at the fabric, I'm not sure why I bought it; it's not quite my style, but I'm a sucker for linen and I wanted something out of my norm. So I move forward with actually getting it made. Turns out, I love the pattern and the fabric makes me feel retro and fancy in a nonchalant way.
I'm a beginner moving towards intermediate sewist. I nearly gave up on garment making all together, but I'm so glad I didn't. This dress was the tipping point in my craft career. It was when I realized that I'm at the point where I can assemble a pattern and cut the fabric in a relatively short amount of time and that I have enough of a tool and notions supply to not have to spend $30 on that stuff every time I want to make a clothing item. That alone deterred me from making things before. "Well, I don't have this or this or this, so I'll just try something else." Don't let that deter you from sewing something up. You're worth it!
This is also where I realized that wearing something that I'm proud of and that FEELS good on my body can change how I feel drastically. When I wear this I'm reminded that I have and should have legitimate respect for myself. And that feels awesome! That's what making clothes is about. I don't care what other people think of my outfit; I don't care if it's trendy or not; I care about respecting myself. I had no clue one item of clothing could do all of that for me, but this one did.