The One with The Blue Itty Bitty Baby Dress

During one of her naptimes (well, a few of them) I managed to cut out 4 Itty Bitty Baby dresses, the free newborn baby dress by Made by Rae. I cut the larger size as I wanted this to fit her a little bit longer. Since these need very little fabric I cut out two blue chambray and two pink cotton poplin ones (I still have 15m of the poplin left). I wanted to make matching tights since I didn’t want her legs to be cold and all she has for ‘pants’ are pajama onesies so I used the free … Continue reading The One with The Blue Itty Bitty Baby Dress

Wardrobe Architect Week 3

This week on Wardrobe Architect we had to look at the different shapes in clothing in order to find out which ones we feel comfortable in and make us happy. In order to look at shapes the worksheet wants us to grade garments based on ‘ease’, ‘length’, ‘fullness’ and ‘waistline’. So here goes… Dresses: I like my dresses somewhat fitted and knee-length. I don’t like them shorter because I don’t want to flash anything when I lift my arms. I like the same fullness as I do on skirts but I like my waistline to be high or natural. Skirts: I like … Continue reading Wardrobe Architect Week 3

Wardrobe Architect Week 2

Week 2 of the Wardrobe Architect series is all about finding your core style. On too many occasions I’ve pinned perfectly lovely outfits and wishing I could make and wear them, not realising that none of those were things I would actually wear. This week seemed easy at first but it did require some serious thinking. My favourite clothing makes me feel… Confident, put together and feminine. I feel attractive but grown up at the same time. They make me feel like people take me seriously when I say something. They also make me feel sexy and I’m more outgoing … Continue reading Wardrobe Architect Week 2

Wardrobe Architect Week 1

I want to thank you all for the kind comments on my last post. I really love how sweet and understanding sewcialists are. It really isn’t as bad as I made it seem. Even if I’m not happy with the extra weight, I can accept it for now. Today I wore one of my old dresses (I’ve had it since before I gained all the weight) and my husband said I looked sexy, so that definitely made my day 🙂 Back to our subject though. Week 1 of the Wardrobe Architect series was meant to find out how my life … Continue reading Wardrobe Architect Week 1

The One with the Wardrobe Malfunction

In the last two weeks I’ve realised two major things: 1. My wardrobe is completely unfit for breastfeeding. I’ve got two dresses which are slighty breastfeeding friendly but that’s it. 2. Although I’m almost back to my pre-pregnancy size I’ve still got a few inches to go. Apart from that I’ve gained quite a few kilos over the past 5 years and they’ve never made me feel good about myself. Combine that with my new role as a mother and the fact that I’m on the wrong side of 25 and we’ve got grounds for a serious wardrobe/identity crisis. I’ve … Continue reading The One with the Wardrobe Malfunction