Saturday, January 2, 2010

Let the Wardrobe Refashioning Begin!

Before my first child was born, I decided I was going to buy an outfit to wear home from the hospital. One, of course, that was not maternity. I ended up buying a pink "lounge set" online from the Gap that looked cute and comfy. When the day came to wear that outfit home, there I was with a post-partum belly that hung over the flimsy elastic, a drawstring that had to be double-tied to stay shut, and a kangaroo pocket top that only emphasized that I'd just had a baby. Nice.
It was a learning experience for me, for sure.
Lesson number one: don't ever buy something called a "lounge set" unless you intend to do nothing but lounge in it.
Lesson number two: Maternity clothes are perfectly acceptable to wear not only home from the hospital after baby is born, but for as long as you darn please. You did have a baby, after all. Take advantage of that four-inch wide elastic waistband as long as possible!
This pair of pants was the first thing I thought of when I decided to try Disney's T-Shirt Scarf. Here they are, pre-slaughter.


And here they are after... wheee! This is my new favorite scarf! Dh's taking us all out for dinner tonight and I know exactly which pink lovely I'll have around my neck... thanks Disney for a great tutorial!

Off to go find more treasures in my closet!


Pink Haired Momma said...

What a great way to turn those hide at the back of the closet under HIS stinky shoes items into a fabulous beauty! You go girl!
And maternity pants rock! I wore mine to thanksgiving dinner this year, and Baby DIVA is 13 months old. I got no shame!

Disney said...

Oh, hey! Gorgeous! I love, love, love it in pink! I wish mine was pink!
Anyway, I wanted to let you know that you won the giveaway on my blog! So you can email me at rufflesandstuff(at)hotmail(dot)com, and let me know which piece you want, and where to send it! :o) you're more than welcome to choose the newest one, although I haven't gotten it up on Etsy yet. But there are some pictures on the blog! OK, sorry about the long comment. Take care!

Disney said...

P.S. I also wanted to say that while I can't recreate the "hearts and chocolate" necklace, I can make something very close to the "old money" and "recherché" necklaces that sold during the giveaway, if you had your heart set on one of those!