Friday, February 15, 2013

What I Wore February 9th

I'm so sorry for my absence over the past two weeks! I don't have a full-length mirror so it's difficult to take photos unless someone else is around, and usually someone isn't when I'm getting more dressed up. I am definitely going to buy a full-length mirror, probably from a 2nd hand shop. Then hopefully I will be able to get more photos!

Anyway, last weekend I had a house party from Friday to Sunday and lots of people came. On Friday night we just chilled out with Chinese food. During the day on Saturday we went to Yorkshire Sculpture Park for really yummy food and a walk around the park.

Then in the evening we had a party with party food - god I love party food! We had egg sandwiches and sausage rolls and cheese and pickled onions on sticks. I bought a Batman cake and Lolly brought cupcakes, and we played Who Am I with post-it notes stuck to our foreheads! It was great fun!

Anyway, here is what I wore.

The dress was a gift from my mum for Christmas, and she made it for me! Ages ago I bought the material and a pattern and gave it to her to make for me, but then it got buried under a pile of stuff in her "sewing room" (which used to be my bedroom, excuse me!). My mum is a qualified dressmaker and she's really good! It was a surprise though when I opened the dress on Christmas Day. She guessed at my size and she did pretty well. Without a belt it's a bit mu-muu like, but with the belt it's a gorgeous dress! It is slightly too big on my shoulders, but I can live with that! 

I'm so happy because no one else will be wearing this dress, it's a one off! I wonder if she can make me another one, but without sleeves?

Belt is from Yours (it came on another dress), tights are from The Big Bloomers Company and are amazing, and the clip in my hair is from eBay.

Close up of the print which also shows you my amazing boobs, haha. 

With thanks to Rachel who took these photos, and with apologies again for my messy kitchen. 

What do you think of handmade clothes?


  1. I love this ! You looked lovely :) handmade is best if you ask me as you know it's a one off made special for you xx

  2. It is lovely amd you looked stunning! Great night and lots of fun and giggles were had! Thank you xxx

  3. You look great in this dress!