The One with All the Maternity sewing

So, I’m back and I need to get some posts out of the way. I’ve decided to stop waiting for good pictures before I blog about all my past makes. Winter is coming and we still have no central heating so changing clothes once a day is painful enough, let alone go through it several times to pose for pictures. I do have a remote and a tripod by now, but I feel guilty using them for new pictures before I’ve blogged about everything else. Overthinking it much? Before I start showing you all the pictures I feel pretty confident … Continue reading The One with All the Maternity sewing

The One with the Outfits

So, I’ve been working on putting together outfits with the clothes that still fit me so it’ll be easier to see what I’m still missing and what I have to make. Dresses have never been a problem, so I’ll be concentrating on seperates only in this post. This is what I came up with so far seeing I lack a lot of tops/tshirts to make the other pieces work 🙂 Just a cardi and a skirt just isn’t enough apparently. I’ve created two sets and the good thing is that out of all these clothes I only bought 2 of … Continue reading The One with the Outfits

The One with the Fall Essential Sew-Along 2013 – Maternity Edition

I’m an Autumn colour type so naturally it’s my favourite season. So naturally when I came by the “Fall Essentials Sew-Along 2013” I had to join in. Mine will be the “Maternity edition” obviously 🙂 So what is this sew-along about? (I’m copying this directly from Rhinestones & Telephones blog) “Fall is often a very busy season for many of us, filled with activities that often have us running hither and yon. Making your items should be a form of relaxation; a time to slow down and enjoy the creative process. You can make as many items as you like. Some … Continue reading The One with the Fall Essential Sew-Along 2013 – Maternity Edition

The One with the Autumn Coat (2)

The ‘making of the coat’ is going slower than I thought. But that’s mainly due to life getting in the way. But it gave me time to treat my outer shell fabric to become waterproof and to reconsider the pattern I was about to use. I had bought the Amy Butler pattern when I just started sewing and I had cut out the pattern. Somehow it turned out a tad too small, well, wearable in a thin spring/summer fabric, but not in a winter appropriate fabric. I wanted to do some adjustments to make it a bit bigger and then … Continue reading The One with the Autumn Coat (2)

The One with the Maternity Mash-Up

This is kind of a special post. Why? Because it’s the first garment made in my new house, in my new sewingroom and the first pictures taken in my own backyard! But on to more important stuff! I wanted to recreate the dress on the right, but seriously… $159 for a jersey dress!!! No way I was going to pay that amount of money. But I think my $10 version on the left worked out perfectly! So how did I do it? I went through my pattern stash and pulled out these two lovely Megan Nielsen patterns. (I love her … Continue reading The One with the Maternity Mash-Up

The One with the Autumn Coat (1)

It turned cold really fast, well not cold perse, but a lot cooler… And a lot wetter. It’s too hot for a real winter coat but my raincoat is getting too tight 🙂 So I went through my stash, matched my favorite coat pattern with lovely stash fabric and tomorrow I’ll be good to go. Should be finished by the end of the week 🙂 And since everything came out of my stash, I consider this a freebie! Pattern: Amy Butler Rainy Days Hooded Raincoat Fabric: Floral velours – Polytex / green fleece for bodice lining / green acetate for … Continue reading The One with the Autumn Coat (1)

The One with All the Outfit planning

I was reading Tilly’s latest post and it hit me! Having ideas about my wardrobe isn’t enough. I’ve started colour coordinating, but I fell short when it comes to outfit coordinating. I usually like quick instant gratification when it comes to sewing (remember the August challenge I set myself and clearly failed), but that results in single garments without an actual outfit to complete them and make them all special and truly wearable. This needs fixing. So I started thinking about my own style. What type of clothing do I actually like and wear? My favourite season would be somewhere … Continue reading The One with All the Outfit planning