You may know that my search for the perfect pattern ended in making do with a good one. I also have to make do without a photo, because I gave the sweater away without taking the time to get a good picture. You will have to take my word that it turned out.
Now I need a perfect outfit for my son's wedding. Normally I only dress casually. Since I always wear a skirt or dress, I can get by with this in most situations. But it was hinted to me that I should wear something appropriate to the wedding.
I happened to find a turquoise dress at a thrift shop that seemed a perfect "mother of the groom" thing ~ not at all a "Nita" thing, however, and I was more than a little relieved when it was too big. The price tag was a bit of a deterrent too. The dress was new and certainly worth $30 ~ but $30 is a lot, considering my allowance.*
Then I went to Ross. It's a great store with good things at discount prices, and I even found some to try on ~ but all were too short, or too tight, or too too ~ or all three.
Luckily, --- no, it wasn't luck. I had prayed about this, and it was confidence that God would provide that kept me from buying somethig that was "too too" (which is "make do" over done.) Providentially, I found something at another thrift shop. It had a Wisconsin-style price tag (under $5). It fits loosely, and it suits my idea of what I should wear to a wedding. I can't promise it will fit the groom's idea of what his mother should wear, but he says I'm fine. And I think if I can find (or make) a pink sweater to dress it up a bit, I will be.
*(My allowance, for those who want to know, is this: No money, but whatever I spend without permission I get forgiven for. Since I am the tightwad in the family, this works pretty well.)