Wednesday, January 18, 2012

{wardrobe wednesday} peter pan collar restyle


i've had this top for 4 out of 5 pregnancies and although i've really wanted to throw it out so many times, it just could not be beaten for comfort and fit.


it also disguises the belly amazingly well don't you think?

...oh! no, look, there it is!...


the neckline was super outdated, but because i couldn't bring myself to throw it out, i added the peter pan collar earlier this week to update it before i really DO throw it out (no more maternity clothes needed!)

(i forgot to take a 'before' pic so you'll have to imagine the white bits didn't used to be on it - just the sparkles!)


now it feels fresh and not so abused. (exactly the opposite of how my body feels at the moment! ha)

putting the "new" in my new year and joining in again with Wardrobe Wednesday at Nin's.


~d.



17 comments:

  1. Fantastic job on the restyle! I have a singlet and some doilies to refashion in a similar way. You're right - it does really minimise the bump :)

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  2. Great idea! I'm off to look at my tops to see if I can do this to any!
    x

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  3. so cute - you clever lady! Is this really your last?? hmmm, I have heard people say that before... Mwah!!!

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  4. I love your restyle, and from the front you can't tell there's a bump there at all!

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  5. Seriously adorable - both the shirt AND the belly. And um, you know what happens to people when they get rid of all their baby stuff, right? Ahem...

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  6. Too cute. You do pregnancy so well. cx

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  7. I was totally and utterly sick of my materity wear after 2 pregnancies, I hate to think what I would've been like after more!
    Love your restyle and yes those first few photos I was wondering where your beautiful bump was ;-)

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  8. love it, it looks so cute and styley too! I know what you mean about being attached to a top just because its comfy and fits well over a bump. Thats all the matters really towards the end isn't it!

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  9. Love it!
    I love your creativity.
    I'm just beginning to get hooked on refashioning stuff (mostly because I don't yet possess particularly good sewing skills for making an object from scratch).
    I have a number of items in my wardrobe that haven't been worn in ages, and some $6 k-mart t-shirts that I bought mostly with the intention of refashioning.
    I get so much inspiration from you though!!!

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  10. Front on you don't even look hapu :)
    Really love the restyle, it's great when you can extend the life of something that is a part of all your babies.

    x

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  11. totally wouldn't even know you are pregnant from those front on shots. You amaze me how you spend the time pimping up something knowing you will be binning it in a few weeks. you would have been fantastic during the wars. (I would have paid you to darn my socks as I have neither the skill, desire or time and would instead go barefoot.) There is a very good reason God didn't have me born in the 30's. Happy last few weeks Dee. I am so excited.....

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  12. It's lovely! (I quite like the old collar too) You can't beat a good Peter Pan collar!

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  13. Everyone is right - in those top pictures, you can't even tell you are hapu! Magic top!
    Love the cute new collar, will be pinning this and keeping it in mind for all the less-than-fabulous-looking maternity tops people keep handing down to me. x

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  14. Such a brilliant idea! I have a few tops that could use a little magic.

    xo

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  15. Love it! We've been away and when I saw the first pic I thought - arghh I've missed baby's arrival! I love your re-styles.

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  16. Dee, I have sporadically been reading you lately but I saw this on FB and thought it was nice and maybe you'd like to read it too :)
    http://www.ncregister.com/blog/to-the-mother-with-only-one-child

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