So...my best friend is getting married October 30. I am one of her bridesmaids, and I need a dress. I won't have enough money to buy a ready-to-wear dress until at least October 15th. Eeeeeeeek, to say the least.
I just got a full sized sewing machine. I had a Toyota mini before on which I sewed comfort packs and quilt blocks and made minor repairs/alterations.
I got it into my head tonight that I want to make my bridesmaid's dress. I can picture myself buying a few yards of red fabric, cutting out a simple design, and sewing it together in a week or two. It doesn't have to be an elaborate dress -- ankle-length, probably an empire waist with spaghetti straps and a zip back.
Here's my question: Having never made a piece of clothing before, am I jumping the gun or am I just being too antsy?