"definitely worth it.."
How I did it: I had to find something to wear for my friend's bachelorette party and two nights before I started to try on every possible outfit but nothing seemed to satisfy me. So rather impulsively I decided to go for it.. I already had the fabric, a grey taffeta with velvet damask patterns on the hemline (although not quite the same color, the feeling is similar..) So I found a pattern which I could manipulate a bit, got to sewing (which I have only recently started) and finished the dress two hours before going out for the party!! It was miraculous! : ) It made me look and feel slimmer, which was great and everyone complimented the dress without even knowing I was the one who made it!! I never knew I had it in me!
Lessons & tips: do not rush into the actual sewing part, try the piece on after every little change you make.
think twice before every action involving the scissors! the ones who do sew would know but I had to learn that you could ruin the fabric, hence every possibility of finishing the dress..
Resources: My great great aunt's more than a century old Singer sewing machine which had to be scolded and shout at before it got along with me as well as it had with her!!
Thankfully I had been staying with my family for the week so I quite exploited their help...
My poor father who provided the coke and had to zip me up and down for fittings all night when everyone was asleep except for him who watched tv and me who had been sewing non-stop for 12-14 hours..
My awesome mom who knows next to nothing about sewing yet who did the overcasting while I was busy with hair and make up! : )