Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Mod Maternity

So now i am getting quite a big tummy as the baby grows and grows! I am enjoying having a nice round tummy - although there are some bad points, one of these being that i am down to about 5 dresses i can actually wear!

My waist seemed to fill out quite early which ruled out all of my skirts (eek). And even a couple of my empire line dresses i thought would be a good bet are not really so comfortable anymore. But luckily i have this pattern to resort to - my trusty tent dress!

Stylish and practical for this time!!

I found this lovely check fabric i thought would make a nice change for me too:


And although i normally steer clear of high necks, I included the funnel collar for a bit of a change for me - i was feeling quite radical with this project! (perhaps i was a little bit influenced by the cover of August vogue)
I found these good buttons in my jar which finished it off nicely (my buttons holes need a little practice though i think!)



And here i am in all my maternal glory (and there is my wedding dress in the background - lovely dress)


Wonderful to have a new dress! I'm happy about that - if not quite scruffy after my dressmaking day...


Friday, 26 July 2013

Something Old

I just wanted to take a minute to share with you the story of my wedding head dress.


I was so lucky to be able to wear this beauty. It belonged to my Great-Great-Grandmother and here she is wearing it on her wedding day in 1905 (a bit of a grainy picture - but you can tell she looks grand right - and you can see the flowers on her head)

After this it was split in half to make two half bands and here you can see my Great-Grandmother on her wedding day wearing that (she is in the middle with the flowers). The other half went to canada - i wonder if it is still there?

Next my Nanny wore it - here she is with Granddad on their wedding day - exactly 56 years before mine and Rich's wedding - 8th June 1957.

And here is my mum and dad - and the headdress as well. She made her own dress too - I think similar to mine with a simple silk dress with lace layered over.

And here we are- 2013

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We had do do a little renovation work to get it ready for me to wear. My mum had done a good job of attaching it to her veil, but as i decided not to have a veil afterall it needed a bit of strengthening to be sure it would fit and stay on my head all day. I found some little paper flowers too to help make it look a little healthier. But I think still going strong for over 100 years of weddings.

What a lucky charm.