Yesterday my three children had Valentine's Day parties at their school. They were invited to wear red, pink, or white clothing instead of their usual navy uniforms.
I don't buy them themed or holiday clothing, so we had to scramble a bit to find the right colors. My middle daughter wore this triple-flounce (summer) skirt, which I had made for her a couple of years ago, using textile designer Anna Maria Horner's beautiful Bohemian collection.
What neither of us expected is that both teachers and parents at the school came up to her and asked whether her skirt was by such-and-such designer.
When she said no, that her mum made her skirt, they were shocked.
And I must say, when I heard all this, I might have grown an inch or two taller. (Just for the rest of the day.)