It's a miracle! Two weeks in a row, I had something new to wear to church that was handmade by me. This past Saturday I whipped out a bias-cut skirt with an elastic waist. I wish I had cut it just a little bit longer to make it more comfortable when sitting, but other than that I'm fairly happy with it. I really love the color - I used a thrifted piece of fabric that I got for $2 and has been sitting around for a while. And the rest of the outfit is largely thrifted or gifted - the sweater was $2 (a Ralph Lauren Silk sweater that says to dry clean, but I've just been washing it in cold) and the $2 black patent wedges. The necklace was my birthday gift and the tee under the sweater was on clearance. So, total money spent by me was $11, plus the tights that I can't remember how much I spent on them or even where they are from.
I hope I'm not jinxing myself by saying that this might be the beginning of a lot more sewing for me because usually I get easily frustrated when sewing for myself. I'm a bit of a perfectionist and so if it doesn't turn out perfectly I just throw it aside and don't wear it or don't even finish it. The last two projects were definitely not perfect, but I have been happy enough with them to actually wear them, so I will count that as a success.
P.S. Please excuse the chopped head. I don't usually do that. We had some technical difficulties and this was by far the best shot, but my expression was really odd.