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How to make a no sew belly band

February 4th, 2011

One of the first clothing issues you’ll notice early on in your pregnancy are your pants. You can obviously buy maternity pants, or make your own – but there is a downside to that-  you’ll probably need to buy/make a number of maternity pants to get you through your pregnancy.

Another option is a belly band ( like the very popular Bella Band). It’s basically a seamless tube of jersey fabric that you can use with your unbuttoned pants to keep them up and offer coverage to your lower abdomen.

Once again though, they can be expensive – but it’s not too hard to make something very similar yourself, that will do the same job – and you won’t even need to know how to sew!


The rubberband maternity trick

September 27th, 2010

In the first few weeks/months of your pregnancy, things might get a little awkward pants-wise. You’re often not big enough yet to justify full blown maternity pants, and things are getting a little snug in the tummy region.

Well there’s a quick and easy solution to that.


new in store: the Rie dress sewing pattern

September 15th, 2010

Well friends I’m finally finishing up all the patterns I told you I had half done (so sorry if my posts have been a little pattern heavy recently!). Anyway, I’m finally able to release the Rie dress PDF sewing pattern. I can’t believe how popular this little dress has been, and how many pattern requests I’ve been receiving. But here it is finally! The email abuse can stop! Ok kidding… there was no email abuse – I’m being a little melodramatic (it’s due to pattern making induced over-tiredness!)


introducing the Lulu dress & top sewing pattern

September 7th, 2010

Meet my newest sewing pattern – the Lulu dress and top! I’m sure by now, you guys all know how much I love versatile clothing? Though my line of sewing patterns began purely to provide maternity patterns (since there seem to be no good ones anywhere) – I’m also trying to provide some styles that work for any woman, no matter what her stage of life.


Sewing Pattern requests

July 23rd, 2010

Ok so I’ve been working on a few new sewing patterns, but I can’t seem to figure out which one to prioritize.  So I was wondering if you  could take a second to give me some feedback below?

Ok so these are the sewing patterns I currently have in the works or have had a lot of requests for:
*Poll closed* results:

Another maternity & nursing dress (44%)
The Rie dress from my spring collection (32%)
A fitted Tshirt (25%)
Plus size wrap around maternity top (12%)
Plus size perfect nursing & maternity top (8%)
Other (5%)

Thanks gals! (ps you can vote for more than 1!)

The Jen Lula Dress

July 8th, 2010


One of my favourite things about blogging are the friends I’ve made through it, and Jen of JenLovesKev is no exception. She’s literally one of the nicest and sweetest girls ever.


Are you tired of this pattern yet?

June 12th, 2010

2010-06-07 2I know I’m one of those women who literally lives in dresses pretty much all the time… but it would be a crime not to show you how cute the shirt version of this pattern came out. Plus this is also the last day that you can enter the giveaway – it ends tonight, and i’ll announce the winner some time tomorrow or Monday depending on how busy my weekend is!