A Dress Fit for Home Depot

September 16, 2011 Julie

The other morning before opening up the shop, I popped into Home Depot to pick up some light bulbs (because it’s no good if ya’ll can’t see my shop sign when it’s dark out). There are so many choices between indoor and outdoor floodlights, 75 vs. 90 watts, single vs. double or triple packs, that a girl might end up looking a little lost as she tries to make a decision. Well, at least I must’ve looked that way.

In no time, I had not one, not two, but THREE male sales associates assisting me in my search for the perfect floodlight. I’m certain it had something to do with the fact I was wearing the dress I made–my new Socialite Dressand that I was toting my Saturday Market Bag that inspired these men to come to my aid. I mean, they work in a store dedicated to Do-It-Yourself, so they surely must have an appreciation for the skill and craft involved in stitching up my dress and bag. ;)

Now, I can’t offer any sort of guarantee that if you make this dress you will experience excellent customer service at a hardware store. But, I can guarantee that if you make this dress it will be super cute. And, you will feel a sense of pride when you wear it (whether that be to a Home Depot or elsewhere).

Anna Maria Horner’s Socialite Dress pattern, Heather Bailey’s Saturday Market Bag pattern, and gorgeous fabric for both are available in the Home Made shop.



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