My name is Shannon and I blog over at Little Kids Grow. I’m so excited to be contributing to this fantastic site! I have a lot of ideas for “do it yourself” maternity wear that I hope will inspire you to create beautiful pieces for yourself during your pregnancy.
Next week I’ll begin posting tutorials, great finds, and lots of suggestions, but first I wanted to take a little time to introduce myself.
I am a mother of 6 (4 boys and a set of twin girls) with baby #7 due early next year. I come from a small family (only child this way), so the large family dynamic has been a great learning experience for me on so many levels. I’ve learned so much about myself along the way and developed an unbelievable multitasking skill set. Ha! Ha!
I learned the basics of sewing when I was a teenager, but I didn’t have the patience to continue. I dropped the hobby early on and didn’t pick it up again until my husband and I had our first child. I’ve sketched and designed for as long as I can remember, but it wasn’t until my son came along that I began to seriously consider making some of the things that I’d been scribbling down on paper for years. My husband bought me a sewing machine one Christmas and the obsession began!
The DIY maternity clothing bug has hit me pretty hard this time around. The last time I bought retail maternity clothing was probably 9 or 10 years ago. I gave all of my maternity clothes away after my second pregnancy and vowed to never step into another maternity shop again. Ha! Ha! I wanted something more than what was being offered at the time. To me, all of the shapes were the same and the fabric choices were minimal.
Fortunately, maternity wear is a lot more appealing these days, and the prices are more reasonable; however, now that I sew for myself, it’s difficult for me to pay for something that I know I can make.
Thank you for taking the time to read a little background info. I’m looking forward to sharing my love for DIY fashion with you. My door is always open if you ever have a question.
Join me next Wednesday for a great men’s dress shirt remake. Until then!