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I’m looking for beta testers for our new baby app!

August 22nd, 2015

Last year when my little Birdie was born I started looking for an App to help me track her feeds and sleeps and all those important baby details. I used to use a traditional notebook and pen, but this time i wanted something on my phone, so i could use it more easily in the dark and in the middle of the night when my brain wasn’t working well enough to write legibly hehe. So i went on the hunt for an App to help me out. I tried tonnes. They were all awful. And i got really upset.

So i did what any reasonable person would do in my situation – I asked my amazing husband Chris to make the Best Baby app for me hehe. You guys i’m really really excited about this!! We have been working on this app for over a year now and we’re finally ready to ask other people to test it out and give us feedback before officially releasing it to the App store.

I’ve been using it for most of Birdie’s life, and it’s basically been a life saver. I think you’ll love it too. If you think you’d like to try out Best Baby app before the official release, I’d love it if you could take a second to CLICK HERE and fill in your details so we can contact you. Thanks babes!!!

 

 

Introducing: The Megan Nielsen Patterns App!

May 24th, 2015

The Megan Nielsen Patterns App

Big news you guys! Things have been very busy at Megan Nielsen Patterns HQ (hence my quietness over here!). Today we are sharing possibly our biggest surprise yet!

The Megan Nielsen Patterns App

[Available in the App Store right now and Google Play for Android in June]

During my maternity break i had spent a lot of time looking at my brand and how you interact with my patterns. Well one of the things we kept coming back to was this disconnect between technology and sewing patterns. We all live with our phones and tablets by our sides, and more and more we want digital. We want instant. It’s time that sewing patterns stepped up and became more relevant to the age we live in.

The Megan Nielsen App

That’s why we created this app. We are closing the gap between traditional sewing patterns and the technology that is being used more and more by modern sewers.

We’ve been working on this for close to a year, and it’s been a lot of work. But i’m so proud of how it turned out and i think you are really going to love it.

Install it, create an account, have a look around – and tell us what you think!

Bonus: You must create a new user account, but if you use the same email address you use for purchases on www.megannielsen.com then you will immediately have access to all your previous pattern purchases.

The Megan Nielsen Patterns App[photography // Madalynne Studios]

baby number three

October 7th, 2014

Well my dears, it has been a very very long time since this blog has been updated – and here’s why! A few months ago we welcomed a third little sweetheart into our family! It’s been a wonderful few months getting to know our little girl!

I’m finally starting to get more organised and i’m so excited to begin sharing with you all of the maternity wear, tips and tutorials i have stored up from my pregnancy! Until then, how have you all been?! Any new additions to your family? Do YOU have any great maternity makes, tips or tutorials you’d like to share? Let me know!

Hugs! meg xoxo

Introducing Shannon! DIYM’s new guest contributor

August 25th, 2013

You guys i’m so excited to introduce you to Shannon, DIYM’s newest guest contributor!

Shannon writes a fantastic blog about sewing for herself and her adorable kiddos – Little Kids Grow. During her pregnancy Shannon is going to be popping over to DIYM every now and then to share her maternity creations, a few tutorials, and any hot tips on maternity sewing patterns that she finds along the way. It’s going to be awesome :)

Please make Shannon very welcome!! I can’t wait to see what she comes up with!

Till then don’t forget to pop on over to Little Kids Grow and say hi!

XOXO

Megan Nielsen Maternity Collection Lookbook!!

March 28th, 2013

You guys! i’m so excited to finally be able to share with you the lookbook for my maternity sewing patterns! It’s been a long time coming and lots and lots of work – but i’m so thrilled to finally put all these pieces together in a lookbook!

We all had such a blast working on these shots – and i think the fun of the day really shows through. I really love it when everything comes together perfectly. And seriously, could our model be more perfect? i think not – she rocked it!

I really can’t wait to hear what you think!! i’m just so excited to share them with you all!! I really hope you enjoy them!! i know i already said that but i’m just that excited hehehehe Eeeeek! *excitable shrieking!* 

ok evidently i need to calm down… i’ll go get a coffee now hehehe

Please feel free to share them, pin them, whatever!

Meg XOXO

Megan Nielsen Perfect Nursing Top sewing pattern MN1001 // @megan_nielsen[SHOP: MN1001 Megan Nielsen Perfect Nursing & Maternity top sewing pattern]

Megan Nielsen Pina dress & top sewing pattern MN1002 // @megan_nielsen[SHOP: MN1002 Megan Nielsen Pina dress & top sewing pattern]

Megan Nielsen wrapped maternity top sewing pattern MN1003 // @megan_nielsen[SHOP: MN1003 Megan Nielsen Wrapped maternity top sewing pattern]

Megan Nielsen Nursing & Maternity Lingerie set sewing pattern MN1004 // @megan_nielsen[SHOP: MN1004 Megan Nielsen Nursing & Maternity lingerie set sewing pattern]

Megan Nielsen Rie dress & top sewing pattern MN1005 // @megan_nielsen[SHOP: MN1005 Megan Nielsen Rie dress & top sewing pattern]

Megan Nielsen Ruched maternity tshirt sewing pattern MN1006 // @megan_nielsen[SHOP: MN1006 Megan Nielsen Ruched maternity tshirt sewing pattern]

Megan Nielsen ruched maternity skirt sewing pattern MN1008 // @megan_nielsen[SHOP: MN1008 Megan Nielsen ruched maternity skirt sewing pattern]

[Credits]

Model: Holly Matthews // Chadwicks
Photographer: Ebony Frost // Ebony Frost Photography
Floral arrangments: c/o Sarah Cooper // Rose & Pearl Events
Hair & Makeup: Emma Schroeder // Milla Makeup
Styling & shoot assist: Yvette Brownlie
Designs & styling: Megan Nielsen 

A very very big thank you to everyone involved!!

Introducing Liz! DIYM’s new guest contributor

April 2nd, 2012

I am so so excited to introduce you all to the gorgeous and incredibly talented Liz of Cotton and Curls. Liz is going to be regularly posting here on DIYMaternity over her pregnancy – and I’m excited to see what she has to share with us!

Liz has been blogging since 2010 – and has created a really wonderful collection of tutorials on her blog that reflect her wonderful sense of style. She has a totally adorable little boy and is now expecting another little boy- which has expanded her sewing into the realm of all things maternity. So exciting!

I really hope you enjoy all the wonderful projects she’ll be sharing here over the next few weeks!  I know i certainly can’t wait to see what she has up her sleeves!

So till then, pop on over to Cotton and Curls and having a look around!

Maternity Calendar shirt now for sale!

March 22nd, 2012

I’m so excited!!  Miranda, the creator of the Maternity Calendar shirt (one of my favourite tutorials here on DIYM) has started selling her countdown shirts in her online store!

This is so fantastic for those of us who don’t have the time (or patience) to create our own! I’m so excited that she is doing this!! I believe she’s even offering the service of turning that shirt into a onesie for your baby once it’s born. Cool hey?

Head on over to Miranda’s store, One Little Minute and pick up a shirt!

XOXO

 

** Please note that the tutorial for this top is free for personal use only, and is not to be republished without written consent or used for any commercial resale of the shirts. For a limited use license of the design, please contact Miranda. If you would like to purchase a Project Baby shirt, you can find them HERE in Miranda’s shop. **