"Are you going to make your dress?"
I've been asked this question since before I got engaged. I completely get the meaning behind it - I sew, and I sew well, so why wouldn't I - and I'm doing my best to take the question as a compliment and not get amused at how frequently I hear it. Everyone who's asked me doesn't know that everyone else has also asked.
So here's the skinny. No, I'm not making my dress. Why? There are a few reasons.