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.
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!).
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.
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.