If there’s one thing you can be sure of, it’s that things change. I’ve experienced many changes over the last few years. Moving to London for a year and then moving back again. Being pregnant and then a new Mum while we were over there. A couple more house moves. Another baby.
I have mentioned on the blog before, that I didn’t really buy any new clothes during that time. My body was changing so much that I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on clothes that may not fit me in a years time. At the start of this year, my wardrobe was getting to crisis point. Everything was several years old and nothing fit quite like it used to. I’ve been planning what I want to fill my new wardrobe with and slowly working on renewing it with a mix of store bought and hand made clothes.
I am starting to worry though that my style is a bit more ‘granny chic’ than I thought. I’ve realised I don’t really know how to dress my age. It’s been so long since I spent an afternoon wandering around clothing stores or reading a fashion magazine that I have no idea what 30-something women are wearing! I don’t even know which stores I should be looking in. Does it even matter?! I think I’m happy with the style I seem to be developing, though last time I caught up with my grandma I was eyeing off her cardigan.
What I spend my days doing has changed a lot. Running around after two boys I need to be comfy. The clothes I wore in my previous non-Mum life just don’t work for me anymore. Summer is well and truly on its way and I once again realise I have no clothes. My winter wardrobe is looking pretty healthy but my summer one needs a bit of attention. I need to make a few casual skirts. Do you have a go-to pattern for a skirt? I’d love to know!
One of my recent sewing projects was this Simplicity 2444. I think the style is pretty classic, but again, is it a bit old lady?! I think the vintage bed sheet looking poplin I used probably doesn’t help. I do love the dress and after working through a couple of muslins to get the fit pretty good I’m sure I’ll use the pattern again. I do love a cute garden party dress. Now all I need is an invitation to an actual garden party. Probably not the most practical sewing project, but I did wear it out to dinner with a bunch of other sewing bloggers so it was perfect for that!
The pattern comes together nicely and I found the sizing pretty good. I am surprised that the length of the skirt was just what I was after as I usually need to take them up. I decided to fully line the bodice and followed this tutorial to get rid of some gaping at the neckline.
I’ve also had a haircut since these photos…quite a big one. Another change! I’m usually chicken when I go to the hairdressers. My hair grows really slowly so I feel like I’ve invested a lot of time into it when it’s long. Now that I’ve cut it, I am loving it though! Much easier to look after.
I feel like I’m still in the process of transitioning into a full time Mum. Letting go of my old clothes, my old hair and embracing a new look. I hope it works and please tell me if you ever think I look like an old lady!
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