Outfit for Theo’s SBS Event!

In true Last Minute Lil style, I’m finalising my outfit for the SBS Winners’ Meeting this Friday*.

Figuring it would probably take longer to shop for an outfit than make one, I rustled through my fabric stash and found some floaty purple fabric which would make a nice top.

Then I changed my mind.

dress fabric

dress fabric

I tried on the dress I really wanted to wear – it’s a 1960′s dress, which was ankle-length and beautifully made in England (ah, those were the days!).

dress label

dress label

This dress was my mum’s, and I actually remember her wearing it for nights out when I was a small child.  I love the fabric and I love the flattering, fitted cut.

I tried it on last summer and it was definitely too small.  I figured maybe I’d fit into it by this summer, my gym attendance and diet being a bit on the slow and unpredictable side.

I chopped off the dress so it reaches mid-thigh.

dress cutting

a new length

And I have managed to squeeze myself into it!

Whether I can carry on breathing for a full day remains to be seen.

Now, where did I put that floaty purple fabric?  Somehow, the words back-up plan spring to mind.


*in case you were wondering, Theo Paphitis chooses six businesses each Sunday to retweet to his 230,000+ followers.  To enter, you tweet him on a Sunday between 5pm and 7.30pm and include the #sbs tag.  SBS stands for Small Business Sunday.  Now he’s invited all the winners to date to an event, this Friday, which is why I’m faffing around with dresses.  I figured my paint-splattered trackies wouldn’t quite cut it.


  1. Caroline says:

    Well done Wendy, the fabric looks great and sure you will look very professional

  2. Just drink water for the next few days you will soon get into it. It would be such a shame if you didn’t wear it. Look forward to pics.

  3. Jill says:

    The material looks lovely – great colours. Very exciting – really looking forward to seeing pics and hearing how you all got on.

  4. Wendy says:

    Thanks for your replies and encouragement!

    Carol – you read my mind! I was going to ask for quick-fix slimming tips but thought I may have sounded a tad desperate, not to mention deluded!

  5. Jam Dalory says:

    It sounds like its going to be a great event and the material for that dress looks very pretty. Have a great time. x

  6. Look forward to hearing all about it! Lesley @ Bath Bomb Creations

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