Thursday, 23 October 2014

"All yours, Babooshka, Babooshka, Babooshka-ya-ya"

Today is my Babooshka's birthday and the first one without her here on this Earth with us. She was such a special part of our lives and I have so many amazing memories of her that it's rare that a day goes by that I'm not reminded of her. She was from the Ukraine and so we were lucky to grow up eating what I consider the most delicious food of all time - Veraniki. So of course I had to make it for dinner in honour of her and all the fun times.

I also thought it would be the perfect time to finally get to altering one of her dresses so it would be something I could wear. Firstly I cut the skirt from the top, then removed the white front triangle piece. I then made the top into a crossover across the bust and toyed around with the idea of a two piece;) see dodgy pic above! I then decided I'm definitely not brave enough to pull that off, as much as two pieces are all the rage!


I eventually settled on a form fitted skirt piece as I don't really have many dresses like that, and attached the top to the bottom and viola! A special dress in a new format that I know I will love to wear. And even better is that due to the stretch in the fabric I didn't need to put in any fastenings, so it's a nice and simple pull on:)

Here's a rare picture of me actually caught cooking! Veraniki is one of the only things I cook;)
The dinner was lovely and it was nice thinking of all the fun memories. But my daughter then read out her birthday card she wrote to Nanna and let's just say I don't think we've ever cried while eating veraniki before!

For the Ears!
Kate Bush: Babooshka

1 comment:

  1. Vareniki :) would be correct, Erin. Good job you did, i would like to have a dress like this one too, the only thing to change is to put the white belt off and wear it beltless or with a thin matching one. Wish you many happy moments while customizing and wearing Babushka's dresses. Giving them another chance to live is an honorable thing to do.