As a kid, my mom would make all of my halloween costumes for me. Generally they were pretty extravagant and complex (I was picky, and wanted to be the prettiest girl alive when I got the chance to dress up). She never complained, and always produced AMAZING results. She even made my dress for senior prom.
This year, I decided to try my hand at sewing. One of the nice things about having my mom make so many costumes and dresses for me is that I picked up a few of the basics, mostly from watching, and a little bit from her coaching, so I had a very general idea of what I was doing, but I'd never sewn anything on my own before, especially nothing so complicated. I should have done something simple, but I'm not a half-effort kind of person when it comes to special occasions and dressing up.
I spent WAY too many hours in front of my friend's sewing machine this week, sewing, sewing, sewing, I honestly didn't eat after breakfast yesterday until about an hour ago today. I was really worried that I wasn't going to finish before my ward party, but I did! It was a little bit too big, I have no idea how that happened, but other than that it turned out pretty well for a first attempt :)