So it is not secret I sew. To be honest, when I first started, I wasn't sure how long I can keep it up, but the more I sew the more I love it. Knowing how to sew has helped me quite a bit. Its actually one way I save my shopping dollars. When I see on clothing item in a store or on someone, before even checking for the price, I ask myself if I can make it or not. So instead of spending on certain clothing, I make them myself. Secondly, it comes in handy for alterations. Ever wanted something so bad only to find that the last one in stock is a whole size bigger than you? A few years ago, before I got into sewing, I found the perfect pair of Alice and Olivia trousers on the clearance rack at TJ Maxx. The pants fit perfectly but they were wayyyyy too long. I contemplated buying then but I walked away because of the length. I still regret not picking up those pants. Now, in situations like this, I simply bring them home and alter them.
Many times, when you buy clothing from the rack, even when they are in your size, there is always that one little snip or stitch that can make it perfect, especially for dresses. Usually, custom fit are luxuries provided by high end designers which means massive price tags. So when I heard about eshakti, an online women's clothing store that provides custom fitting at affordable prices, I was skeptical. Glad I tired them out because this dress fits like a glove, and to top it off, it is really well made. You can even pick the length you want. Right now, they are having a buy one get one free site wide, so this is the perfect time to try them out.
Dress (thanks to) eshakti: here
Shoes: Victoria Secret