Before the baby was born, I decided I’d start trying to plan a little bit more– including my sewing. The Carolyn Pajamas were a perfect fit for my postpartum plans because A) I figured maternity leave would be day after day of loungewear and B) I was totally creeped out by any of those nursing-style […]Read More MORE practical sewing! Carolyn Pajamas
I first sewed the Style Arc Giselle dress back in January of this year– unfortunately, it was HUGE and I A) didn’t make a muslin, B) wasted beautiful fabric. However, I loved the dress and was willing to print and tape together 54 pages of PDF pattern to try again. This time, I bought another […]Read More Style Arc Giselle– Take Two
I have a three week old baby, which means that my schedule is totally twisted and my brain is fried. I can’t think of anything clever to lead off this post, so let’s just get right into the project write-ups! Kalle Shirt #1: Cropped version Pattern: Closet Case Files Kalle Shirt/Dress, view A Fabric: Red […]Read More Kalle Shirt, x2
When I first got back into sewing (and really, up until like 3 weeks ago), I pretty much just bought whatever pretty fabric caught my eye, paired it with a random dress pattern that I loved on Instagram, and called it a day. I didn’t really make any plans as to how these things would […]Read More Practical sewing: Bathrobe!
Another me-made maternity look; this time from ANOTHER pattern that I bought a few years ago and had not sewn. Not for lack of trying– I just never got the sizing or the modifications right with woven fabric, so it was a perfect time to try again with a knit. By Hand London does have […]Read More More maternity sewing: By Hand London Kim Dress
I had been eyeing this fabric at Joann for some time, and initially thought of M6886. I’m glad that I decided against horizontal stripes tight across my thighs and ass, and went with this Vogue wrap dress instead. The dress is suitable for maternity and non-maternity use, which is even better! Pattern: Vogue 8896, view A […]Read More Knit Wrap Dress: V8896
I already pretty thoroughly reviewed this pattern, fabric, and my inspiration on the maternity tee dress post. But I’m just so in love with how these things are turning out, I thought I’d post another. Pattern: McCall’s 6886, view D Fabric: Navy “Hi-stretch” retention knit (JoAnn, 1.5 yards). (Still thinking about picking up the off-white, this fabric […]Read More Maternity Sewing: Tank dress (another M6886)
I know two things about ready-to-wear maternity: 1) it’s ugly and 2) it’s expensive. I just didn’t see myself investing any kind of cash into hideous clothes that I’m only going to wear for 4-5 months (because honestly this belly started out more as a FUPA and I just made do with my regular pants […]Read More Maternity Sewing: Tee Dress M6886