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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!

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Another Pina dress

June 9th, 2010

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Here’s another version of my new sewing pattern… I LOVE the way it turned out! Plus I think the whole outfit worked sooo well for how stormy the day was. Is there anything better than stylish comfort?? I think not… Funnily enough, I just don’t think I’m ever going to get used to the fact that it’s not cold out when it’s overcast. My brain is very confused. Oh and incase you were wondering… no I will not stop wearing socks with everything. I’m obsessed.

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Introducing the Pina dress pattern – plus sample dress & pattern GIVEAWAY

June 7th, 2010

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.

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Meg’s maternity wear survival guide

April 14th, 2010

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!

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How to make a maternity cardigan

April 2nd, 2010

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.

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The no sew nursing top solution

March 26th, 2010

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.

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Preggo Meggo – my baby bump recap

March 15th, 2010

Hubby and I very diligently took baby bump photos every few weeks during my pregnancy (further apart at the beginning and closer together at the end), so we could see how my bump grew.

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!