So, what's this got to do with me? You see, one of the items on the list of 'things to take' to the hospital is a nightie. Preferably one that buttons down the front and can even be thrown away once baby is born. I had tried the 'el cheapo' shops around town without success (either too ugly or too costly) and had even started op-shopping to the point where I was looking at large mens shirts, but no, 'twas not to be.
I've occasionally noticed on blogs here and there the re-fashioning of t-shirts into all sorts of things from kids clothes to underwear, and finally today I made the link between t-shirts and nightie. I rummaged through the big bag of them and found 2 that were similar in size. I then cut them up the middle, cut off the bottom section of the black one and attached it to the bottom of the blue. What was left over of the black t-shirt was rotary cut into 4.5" strips, joined together end to end and folded in half lengthwise to give me plackets down the centre.
To coin a real Australianism, it's 'as rough as guts'. Meaning that the sewing was very relaxed and as I didn't bother with interfacing on the plackets the button holes are less than ordinary. But what care I? So long as it doesn't fall apart when I'm wearing it I'll be happy.... or in pain.... depending on the circumstances.
Vegetarians may want to look away from the next photo -
Yep, they're cow hide baby booties!! I noticed them in Cocoon a couple of weeks ago and couldn't get them out of my head, so I went back the other day and bought them. The soles are sheep skin, with the fleece facing inwards. They've been sitting on the coffee table lately because I just want to show them off, they're so cool. They come from Nature Baby in New Zealand.