A technique that I really love for sewing maternity wear is shirring with elastic thread.
You’ve probably noticed it in little girls clothing a lot, and perhaps in the back of women’s dresses. It’s a wonderful technique as it not only looks cute, but allows a lot of “give” and shape in your clothing.
Want to learn how to do it?
Happy Monday everyone! I’m so excited to introduce you to my newest sewing pattern! And to celebrate I’m having a giveaway!
I’ve been seeing a lot of maxi skirts around at the moment – and it suddenly struck me that a jersey maxi skirt would make incredibly comfy and flattering maternity wear!
I think this skirt was a huge success, and it took me under half an hour to make. How awesome is that??
I’ve noticed that a lot of people get really scared about sewing stretchy fabrics. I was too until I gave it a try a few years ago – and you know what? It’s not so hard! Really!!
Basically the only trick is to use stitches that will maintain the stretch of the fabric. There are just a few simple techniques you need to know, and then you’re set!
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I’m a huge fan of cropped cardigans. Like, HUGE! hehe. I just think they’re such a useful thing to have in your wardrobe, especially when you’re pregnant. I love that can completely change the look of an outfit, and i love cropped ones because they sit so nicely above your baby bump! Wearing a normal cardigan can be kind of awkward when you’re pregnant, and a lot of maternity ones, just look, kind of odd (you know?!). The other thing i like is that they’re not as hot as normal cardigans, so you can wear them in summer… and when you’re nursing (maybe over one of these!)
That’s why a cropped cardigan is the perfect solution!
Even better, you can make one from an old or thrifted cardigan. Lets do it!