Nin’s theme for the month is Love to Love You. So here is a dress I love for several different reasons.
1. Feminine with a capital F – I really like looking like a lady. You may gather I have no designs on proving I am equal to tasks of rubbish bins, compost, lawn mowing or even electrical duties. I can do a full press-up and change a tyre so I’m not totally spinless but I am happy to be a girl!
2. Fit – I made this dress many moons ago when I was a wee slither of the mama I am today and for a while I couldn’t fit it. But now I do – whoop! What’s not to love about shrinking back into something you’ve kept for such a reason?? (Sadly not everything in my wardrobe falls into this category)
3. Vogue – it’s not in fashion but I don’t think it’s out of fashion either – it’s a fashion mystery! Much like me perhaps??
4. Made – I made this dress and really is there anything more fun than saying ‘thank you I made it’ when someone compliments you on your outfit? No I didn’t think so either! (‘thanks I got it for free’ is also fun to say)
Dress: Handmade from a Vogue 1950s re-released pattern, Underskirt: made by me- no pattern, Beads: won from Lovely Meghan’s blog, Cardi: free, hand-me-down from a cousin, Bracelet: Christmas gift from London.
Oh and I’m making a little more effort with my photos, certain participants have been doing a sterling job and I’m inspired (not trying to keep up though! Of course not! 🙂 ).
Did you enter my giveaway? There’s a link at the bottom of my Monday post about Contentment.