Apparently Lily had nothing to wear today. Her favourite dress is the last one I made for her, and it was in the wash, so I very quickly ran her up another one in this jersey that I've had for the last couple of years.
These dresses are so quick to make that from cutting the fabric to wearing the dress took well under an hour.
Lily and Bella are both developing such great senses of style. I've spent my whole life expressing myself through the way I look. As a child I wanted to be a boy, and would only wear boys clothes. At the age of 14 I realised that trying to look like the rest of the pretty girls in school was never going to happen, and bought my first pair of bondage trousers. At 16 my mum helped me with my first mohican and at 21 I shaved all my hair off. I spent all of my 20's as a punk. Now that I'm in my 40's I don't particularly stand out anymore, but Bella tells me that I still don't look like most of her friends mums.
I don't expect Bella and Lily to need to express themselves in the way that I did, but I totally understand how much being in the wrong clothes can affect you, and have always let them change their clothes throughout the day, as their moods have changed.
Lily hates the way some clothes make her feel and that can often dictate what she wears, but she still takes great pride in putting together outfits and always includes as many accessories as possible. Most days she wears 3 alice bands at the same time, or a pair of rabbit ears.
I know that this dress is going to be on high rotation. The fact that all the seams are on the outside means that it feels extra comfortable for her to wear. She also loves the fact that it goes so well with the hat. That's my hat by the way! Of course it also looks great with rabbit ears....