Another one of my obbessions is collecting old nightdresses from charity shops and cutting them up, adding belts and turning them into dresses. Before i learnt about sewing, i must admit that i was reckless. i would just cut, not care about fraying or making the edges straight. I have ruined a few of my collection by cutting too short. I am so thankful to my aunty for helping me learn the basics of sewing and now i am steadily getting through my collection, hemming them properly and enjoying a whole new wardrobe!!
After having Mia, i just felt so fat and frumpy and just didnt want to wear anything nice as i didnt feel confident or happy. I still havent completely lost the baby weight and still not completely happy but i am getting there and i want to start wearing the clothes i love. Vintage dresses, old nighties, woolly tights, cardigans, anything lace. I also have a collection of underslip silk skirts that i love wearing over tights.
This is one of my favourite nighties turned dresses. I found it at a local charity shop and this morning i hemmed it.
I will keep collecting and collecting and turning them all into lovely dresses and i hope that one day Elle and Mia will wear them.
(some of my nightie collection)
Also today, i am the featured mommy of the week over at As We Grow. Come and have a little read. Also, say hello to Kaity. Her blog is wonderful and so is she!