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Sunday, 6 January 2013

Wedding Outfits for Mummy & Baby

Making dresses for baby and I was the easiest option...

....I loved making and wearing a personalise wedding outfit

For me with a young baby, I needed to find an outfit for both Mummy and little one for a family wedding. I just love making something totally unique and with a yong baby it was the easiest option.
Stores just are not set up to cater for the new Mummy shape for special occasions. I spent one afternoon looking for a new Mummy special occasion outfit and I simply could not find something that would be captured on film for future generations! All I could wear was maternity wear which was stretchy and jersery and not flattering.
So I bought 3 metres of fabric and made this soft green 1960's style suit which fitted me like a glove. I loved that I made it and that the it fitted my new Mummy shape, nothing in the stores fitted me on the top and the bottom. So frustrating!
Baby wore a dress that I designed her using a smock pattern as my block. The fabric was from the 1960's also given to me by my Mum. It was a satin in off white and baby lit up the room as the light bounced off her dress.
The project back in April 2012 gave me a sense of identity, that even though I was a new Mum I still had time to make our outfits that were personal to us and for future generations they have a story attached to them.

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