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Introducing Liz! DIYM’s new guest contributor

April 2nd, 2012

I am so so excited to introduce you all to the gorgeous and incredibly talented Liz of Cotton and Curls. Liz is going to be regularly posting here on DIYMaternity over her pregnancy – and I’m excited to see what she has to share with us!

Liz has been blogging since 2010 – and has created a really wonderful collection of tutorials on her blog that reflect her wonderful sense of style. She has a totally adorable little boy and is now expecting another little boy- which has expanded her sewing into the realm of all things maternity. So exciting!

I really hope you enjoy all the wonderful projects she’ll be sharing here over the next few weeks!  I know i certainly can’t wait to see what she has up her sleeves!

So till then, pop on over to Cotton and Curls and having a look around!

Maternity Calendar shirt now for sale!

March 22nd, 2012

I’m so excited!!  Miranda, the creator of the Maternity Calendar shirt (one of my favourite tutorials here on DIYM) has started selling her countdown shirts in her online store!

This is so fantastic for those of us who don’t have the time (or patience) to create our own! I’m so excited that she is doing this!! I believe she’s even offering the service of turning that shirt into a onesie for your baby once it’s born. Cool hey?

Head on over to Miranda’s store, One Little Minute and pick up a shirt!

XOXO

 

** Please note that the tutorial for this top is free for personal use only, and is not to be republished without written consent or used for any commercial resale of the shirts. For a limited use license of the design, please contact Miranda. If you would like to purchase a Project Baby shirt, you can find them HERE in Miranda’s shop. ** 

McCall, Butterick & Vogue sale

November 29th, 2011

I am admittedly not a huge fan of the Big 3 pattern companies – however, having said that – they are having a huge sale today and tomorrow – all McCalls and Butterick patterns are $1.99 and all Vogue patterns are $3.99 – that’s insanely cheap. So if you’re thinking of buying some regular patterns and tweaking them for maternity time, I’d say this is the time to do it!!

After a quick look at tops and coats, these are a few of my favourites – and are ones that I don’t think would need any changing at all (ie lots of room for baby bumps!)

M6347 // B5217 // M6165 // M6446 // M6031

What do you think? Find any bargains?

Getting inspired to make maternity wear

November 8th, 2011

{above photo: my very favourite maternity dress that i made a few years ago}

I think we all know that retail maternity clothing can be such a drag! I guess that’s why we’re here on DIYM!!! I actually find it upsetting to shop for maternity clothing, since the designs are often frumpy, unflattering and don’t fit a pregnant form properly – not to mention how overpriced they often are. Which is why I prefer to design my own maternity wear. But, I know sometimes it can be hard to find inspiration for a DIY maternity project – so I thought it might help to talk about how I get my ideas!

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Your DIYM: Flickr faves from October

November 1st, 2011

Welcome to our October installment of Your DIYM!

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The DIY Maternity Fall/Winter sewing list!

October 25th, 2011

I’m so excited to share this with all of you! Since everyone enjoyed my Maternity Survival Guide so much – I thought it might be fun to make a sewing list for each season, to help you put together a small maternity wardrobe that will work with pieces you already have, or even on its own.

It’s taken me a little while to get it all together – but I really hope you enjoy it! I’ve put together diagrams and a list of 13 pieces of maternity wear that you can make yourself, and that I feel mix and match nicely, and would work well for the Fall & Winter seasons. The items vary in difficulty, but i feel they would all be manageable for a beginner sewer. I’ve also put together some ideas of how you might wear them together – 4 weeks of outfit ideas from only 13 pieces of maternity wear! I’m kind of thrilled with the result.

Anyway, without further ado – here is the DIY Maternity Fall/Winter 2011 sewing list!

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Your DIYM: Flickr faves from September

October 20th, 2011

Welcome to the september installment of Your DIYM!

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