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Megan Nielsen Maternity Collection Lookbook!!

Mar 28, 2013
by Meg

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!!

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My first post and a maternity dress!

Apr 11, 2012
by Liz
Hello ladies! I’m Lizzie over at Cotton and Curls, and I’m SO excited to be a contributor over here at DIY Maternity! I know how frustrating it can be to clothe a prego body, even at little (feeling very big) 26 weeks, and I’m just here to help with that frustration! I hope over the next 4 months or so I will give you some ideas and inspiration to look like a HOT momma – my first pregnancy, I wore sweat pants and an over sized tee the entire time, so hopefully I can help myself too.
Sometimes I just get sick of settling for a black long maxi skirt after trying on ten dress/skirts every sunday. Nothing non-pregnant fits over my massive belly. Who knew I owned and refashioned so many dang pencil skirts. Anyway, thus this striped knit tapered dress was created…with the goal to fit my growing belly and to wear with my non-prego belly (though I may have to take it in a little).
SUPPLIES:
2 yards knit fabric
knit top you like the fit off
elastic
scissors
sewing machine
thread
*optional – serger
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A Stretch Maternity Dress Tutorial with Tes Pes al Miayo

Sep 6, 2011
by 3PaM

Hi! This is Blanca from Tes Pes al Miayo. I am a mother of two year old twins, boy and girl, that are, of course, the love of my life. I work as a full time engineer, so I only get to sew (and blog) at night… and I’m not a big photographer, that’s why all my pictures look so dim. I have little experience in blogging but, thanks to my mum and grandma, I have been sewing almost all my life. My technique may not be fully pro, but most of the time things turn out just fine!

I offered my modest blogging and sewing skills to Megan, and guess what? She accepted! Thank you, Megan, for having me.

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The Lulu Dress and Top *FREE PATTERN*

May 31, 2011
by Meg


I am so excited to announce that I will be making my Lulu dress and top pattern available for free from now on!!

How cool is that?! I love this pattern so much and I hope you do too!! Since it’s created with rows of shirring it’s perfect for throughout your pregnancy and beyond!

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The Grecian Maternity Maxi dress

May 25, 2011
by Meg

I really love how this dress turned out!! Sometimes I think it’s good to look at non-maternity clothing to get inspiration for maternity wear – and the other day when I saw this dress from Jcrew I thought it would make a great maternity dress with a few changes. Like an empire waist instead of natural waistline – and elastic instead of drawstring.

And this is what I arrived at! Cute hey?? And it was so ridiculously easy! A great beginner project!
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Maternity Empire Waist Dress by Maggie of Smashed Peas and Carrots

Apr 9, 2011
Hi everyone *waves*!  I’m Maggie from the blog Smashed Peas and Carrots.  I am super thrilled to be visiting DIY maternity today!  When I was pregnant with my #3 last summer (who is now my crazy crawling little 8 month old girl named Eloise!) I was just itching to wear pretty, airy dresses in the hot and sticky summer humidity.  This dress fit the bill perfectly.  To make it I upcycled an old tank shirt which allowed me to breathe some new life into some of my closet cast-offs, it makes me love this dress even more!

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The Turn About the Room dress, with Miriam of Mad Mim

Mar 29, 2011
by Meg

 

Hey everybody! I’m pretty excited to visit DIY maternity today and to share with you this fun little dress.  If there’s one thing that really rocks my world, it’s making my own clothing, and this time round the 9 month stretch (it’s my third round), it’s been nothing but a big belly and big fun.  One of my favorite things to do is go shopping for ideas around the internet, and then recreate something fabulous for cheapo. I spied this beauty a few weeks ago and thought it would make a great dress.

It did!

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