I found this handmade dress at a Lifeline store up the coast one weekend. I immediately fell in love with the fabric, a mid-weight polyester with stretch, but the waist sat a bit low on me. Seeing as it didn't have a zipper I figured I could alter it by taking it apart at the waist, raising the waistline, and sewing it back together. It was fairly easy, and now sits at my natural waist. I thought I'd better get some pics of it before my belly gets too big to wear it.
The 19 week Beanie belly
I'm feeling lots of kicks now which is wonderful, and the Captain loves feeling it too.
Makes it all feel more real. I'm having constant pain because my back and torso muscles are so weak from so many years of being bedridden and horizontal. And I'm only half way there. The challenges of pregnancy on top of my illness are beginning to emerge, but no doubt it's all worth it in the end!
Handmade vintage dress - Lifeline
Vintage belt - from another frock
Wooden bird brooch - Made by me
Old pink bling brooch - from the Captains Mum
2 carved bangles - Op shopped
Green beaded bag - Mid Mod Oz at the WAC
Ring, sunglasses and kids shoes - Retail