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Crop top pattern alteration for Wrapped Maternity top

October 11th, 2014

I recently reformatted my Wrapped top sewing pattern in preparation for releasing it through Simplicity and as a PDF, and whilst i was doing so, i realised how easy it would be to adjust the pattern a little to create a cropped sweater or crop top.

If you already have the pattern, don’t worry – it’s a super easy pattern adjustment to get the same result.

I really love this little crop top because it adds so much versatility to the pattern. You could make a cropped sweater perfect for maternity or nursing, or a crop top that you can wear on it’s own or layer, adding a gathered skirt or a circle skirt immediately results in a gorgeous maternity dress or nursing dress. You could even add a little peplum.

Personally i’ve worn mine to death, and i’ll share how i styled it a little later this week. XOXO

baby number three

October 7th, 2014

Well my dears, it has been a very very long time since this blog has been updated – and here’s why! A few months ago we welcomed a third little sweetheart into our family! It’s been a wonderful few months getting to know our little girl!

I’m finally starting to get more organised and i’m so excited to begin sharing with you all of the maternity wear, tips and tutorials i have stored up from my pregnancy! Until then, how have you all been?! Any new additions to your family? Do YOU have any great maternity makes, tips or tutorials you’d like to share? Let me know!

Hugs! meg xoxo

DIY Drawstring Skirt

November 6th, 2013

So, I’ve made it to the pregnancy stage where anything stretchy or oversized is my VERY BEST friend (lovin’ Hubby’s t-shirts right now!). At 6 months, I’ve found that even elastic around my belly can be a little irritating after awhile. What about you? (more…)

Easy Baby Doll Top

September 25th, 2013

Do you have a t-shirt and some extra fabric laying around? Why not make a baby doll top? I had some  plain t-shirts that no longer fit comfortably over my belly. I didn’t mind cutting them up, so I grabbed some matching fabric in a fun print and started choppin’ away! (more…)

Men’s Shirt Makeover (Maternity Top)

September 11th, 2013

 

men's shirt to maternity sc model double collage

At 4 months pregnant, I’m still pretty comfortable, so I like to wear more structured pieces that fit close to the body on top, but have extra room for the baby; however, later in my pregnancy, comfort generally outweighs all of my fashion “preferences”. Woven fabrics are definitely out by then and anything with “stretch” becomes my new best friend. (more…)

Nice to Meet You!

September 6th, 2013

Hi Lovelies!

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. (more…)

Introducing Shannon! DIYM’s new guest contributor

August 25th, 2013

You guys i’m so excited to introduce you to Shannon, DIYM’s newest guest contributor!

Shannon writes a fantastic blog about sewing for herself and her adorable kiddos - Little Kids Grow. During her pregnancy Shannon is going to be popping over to DIYM every now and then to share her maternity creations, a few tutorials, and any hot tips on maternity sewing patterns that she finds along the way. It’s going to be awesome :)

Please make Shannon very welcome!! I can’t wait to see what she comes up with!

Till then don’t forget to pop on over to Little Kids Grow and say hi!

XOXO