Sometimes when you´re wandering through a fabric store, fabric just jumps into your arms and it would be rude of you to ignore its pleas to go home with you.
That´s exactly what happened when I saw this heathered grey sweatshirting with pink sparkly pineapples printed on it. I took home 1.5m and just knew I wanted to make a Grainline Linden sweatshirt.
In my last post I told you how I made (what I thought) was the ideal Bettine. Since I´m writing another post about it, you´ve figured out that it wasn´t ideal.
What happened: It looked aweful when I wore it. It was probably due to the fact that my waist hasn´t returned to it´s pre-pregnancy size (duh!) and the heaviness of the fabric, but it just didn´t look right.
I know #JungleJanuary is over, but since this dress had no hanger (or mannequin) appeal, I had to wait for the baby to vacate the premises before I could get pictures. (Spoiler: There aren´t any (decent) pictures of me wearing this dress) Continue reading
In November I asked two of my closest sewcialist friends (Hanne and Caroline) to take pictures of all my maternity makes at once. I didn´t get round to taking photographs by myself due to the horrible weather and the lack of indoor location. I also never got round to blogging about the makes BUT because I really enjoyed looking at other people´s maternity makes while I was pregnant I´ve decided to blog about all my (favourite) makes now. You´ll see more maternity makes popping up in the upcoming weeks while I edit pictures and write posts.
(I made this dress before I had the baby and I´m very happy that I´m now finally able to wear it!)
I don´t consider myself the ´curvy´ girl Cashmerette patterns is meant for. Sure, technically I do need an FBA whenever I make a pattern (being a C/D cup) but seeing I almost exclusively sew knits, I take the lazy way out and just don´t bother.
It´s not a big secret that I like Lisa. I like her as a person, her lifestyle and I´m a big fan of her patterns. I´ve made the Jade skirt, the Jasper sweater and now her Opal Cardigan. I want to make her Zircon sweater/dress so badly, but since it doesn´t (really) agree with pregnancy or breastfeeding, I´m putting on hold for next year.
Back to the Opal Cardigan. When Lisa asked for testers, I was bummed because being pregnant I wasn´t the right woman for the job. So when she asked for reviewers* afterwards, I jumped at the chance because a buttonless cardigan is wearable whatever state you are in 🙂
As I´m typing this there is a small wonderful bundle of joy snoring away next to me.