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.
For months I’ve been pinning pictures of fitted knit pencil skirts and oversized sweaters. I really wanted that as my go to outfit for fall and winter, even to go to work. (One of the perks of being a teacher – wear a scarf and tights and you can pretty much get away with anything) But finding the perfect skirt deemed to be harder than expected. I couldn’t find the perfect skirt or perfect pattern. I tried on a few skirts in stores to see what I liked, but they were either too long, too short or too flimsy (or pricey). … Continue reading The Epiphany of the Perfect Knit (Pencil) Skirt
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 Moving Part I haven’t been blogging much lately and that has everything to do with our big move which is coming up a month from today. I mainly keep busy by planning all the renovations which need to be done – it didn’t seem much at first but boy, was I wrong – Two weeks from today, the house will be officially ours and while we have already been doing construction work on it, it doesn’t feel like we can do anything we want just yet. We are redoing the entire electrics – they date back to 1967, so … Continue reading The One with All the Maternity and Moving Plans
A while ago, after Paunnet’s post about her jersey Banksia there was some talk about how hard it was to find nice jersey fabric. Nice as in, sweet and floral but not childlike or granny like. Somehow I ended up in a fabric shop yesterday (totally by accident, I didn’t mean to :p) and I decided (for once) to ask the shoplady to help me out. Normally I just wonder around looking at what they have, but this time I asked her if she had any sweet and girly jersey fabrics (without it being childlike or granny like). We went … Continue reading The One with the Megan Nielsen and Rayon Knit happiness combo!
On Thursday it hit me! Planning your outfits and what you’re going to make is fine and all, but in the end you have to do some actual sewing. So I picked up a piece of fabric I’ve been wanting to turn into a sweater for a very long time and made it! Pattern: Megan Nielsen’s Briar Pattern (She’s also hosting a Briar sewalong right now) Fabric: A very soft, very cosy sweater knit with a ice-crystal and moose/reindeer print. Size and alterations: This knit was a lot stretchier than the previous one I used for this pattern so I … Continue reading Me Made Moose – Shirt
On Thursday I got the Briar pattern in the mail! Yay, I was so excited! I couldn’t wait to get started.But past mistakes taught me that I had to carefully plan my garment. I had this moss green knit for quite some time. I loved it, I bought it… Simple as that! But not as simple as finding a matching pattern. Until I saw the Briar pattern. This was my first attempt at outside pictures. It’s hard this time of year because I leave home in the dark and by the time my boyfriend gets home to take the pictures … Continue reading Just couldn’t wait for the sewalong.