Oh my gosh it feels like I’ve been holding onto this post for absolute weeks while I finalised/finished the pattern. So anyway, I can’t believe what a huge response there has been to my maternity sewing patterns – they’ve been so incredibly popular that I’ve realised it must be really hard to find maternity and nursing sewing patterns, and after a lot of requests for more of the same, I’ve been working my little butt off, and am soooo excited to be releasing my newest PDF sewing pattern. I have to admit though, that I’m not a fan of things that only work in one stage of life, so I’ve really worked hard to make sure that this pattern works well no matter who you are – if you’re pregnant, nursing, or just want to wear a cute jersey dress.
I’ve gotten a huge number of emails over the last few months from newly preggers gals asking what maternity wear pieces are really necessary to buy, and what stuff you can get away without. I think that’s such a great thing to ask!! And since I now end up just saying the same thing over and over, I thought it would be best to finally do a post about it!
I love cardigans, but when you’re pregnant your options are either to wear them open constantly, or wear a cropped version. This cardigan however, is roomy enough to wear closed over your baby bump, (even at 40 wks pregnant – like these pictures of me), and when you’re no longer pregnant, it works wonderfully as a grandpa style oversized cardigan. I’ve based this tutorial on a size medium – so if you’re significantly smaller or larger than that you’ll need to adjust the dimensions.
I’ve gotten a tonne of emails in the past about easy nursing wardrobe solutions, so I figure it’s about time to do a post about one of my simplest tricks.
It was soooooo fun, and looking back I’m totally astounded by how much my body changed! If you are pregnant or hope to be sometime in the future, I highly recommend taking periodical photos! It also has the added benefit of keeping family that are far away up to date with your pregnancy (in fact I got many phone calls from my mom reminding me to take the photos because I kept forgetting!!)
It was incredibly easy – I wore the same top each week, just stood up against a plain white wall, and we marked a spot on the floor so that we too the photos from the same place every week. That’s it.
And though I adamantly denied it both times, my shirt colour does mean something. When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter I wore a pink shirt in all the photos because I was so convinced she was girl, and this time I wore a blue shirt because I was sure it was a boy. I was right both times – of course it could just be that I got lucky with my guesses twice (there is a 1 in 2 chance!), but I’ve decided to believe I had some sort of mom intuition!!
Anyway, can you guys believe how much my belly grew?? And that my 9lb little boy actually fitted in there?? It’s amazing!
Hey guys, I was super flattered and excited to find out that I’m featured today on Glamour.com! You can check it out here.
This has totally made my day… actuallly my week :)
I love it when a DIY project is fast and easy! I got an email from a lovely gal the other day asking how she could make her own leggings, and it gave me the idea for this refashion. It’s fast, it’s easy and its perfect if you’re a beginner or have limited time to sew (which if you have a toddler like me, then you do!!).