If you've been readig my blog for a while, you know I'm a big believer that you don't need much money to have style and live a creative life! Living in the Midwest, you hear a lot about hardwork and making ends meet, but it drives me up a wall when I hear people brag about how they don't need nice things. I will be the first one to raise my hand and say, "I NEED NICE THINGS!" (Okay, so I don't neeeed them, but I wither a little without them.) And I also don't need much money. I promise you- my lack of funds is the biggest source of inspiration and creativity I have.
So, when listening to older moms reminisce with me about how they only had two or three maternity items to wear during their pregnancies, I felt a little pit growing in my stomach, and wondered how I was going to maintain my style as my belly grew. I started out by ambitiously purchasing a few vintage sewing patterns- the kind from the early '60s with lots of style variations to them. Then, of course, I had to get some fabric and learn how to sew! This dress was made from a thrifted bed sheet that I scored for $1, and the dress was a simple pattern that a novice seamstress like me could easily fit together. And how cute is it? Cute and comfy.
I also made a top from this same pattern, with a variation on the neckline and shoulders. I'll share soon, and show you what pattern I used.
O U T F I T D E T A I L S :
dress: made by me from vintage pattern | socks: Hue
shoes: thrifted | hat: Secret Past (Cuyahoga Falls, OH)