Slowly but gradually my sewing skills are improving. Last Friday was truly fabulous and a great example of this. I stumbled upon a gorgeous dress on sale. It was originally $99 and reduced right down to $20. However, when I tried it on I noticed it had a ripped side seam. This was when I thought of putting my bargaining and sewing skills to the test. After negotiations, I purchased the dress for only $8.03 and fixed the side seam that evening before going out to dinner with friends. Here’s the end result – good as new!