Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Embracing Maternity Clothes, At least trying to...

Ugh, I do not like maternity clothes.  Every pregnancy I try to get away with not wearing them for as long as I can. I’m sure it’s silly of me but maternity clothes seriously give me anxiety.  All the extra tent like fabric and frou frou embellishments.  They make me look and feel larger than I already do. So I’ve been on a quest to find cute maternity clothes that I might feel comfortable wearing, because I have to wear something. In the mean time I was desperate for a shirt that fits me the other day. While browsing through my closet I saw a beach cover up that I had half made last year. It was just hanging in my closet unfinished.  I cut it off at tunic length and finished the neck and sleeves. Then sewed a little tie to go with it.  I think it turned out pretty cute.
 I loosely used a pattern from our new book, Just For You, that’s coming out in a couple of months.  It’s called the Saturday Night Tunic, the girl on the front cover is wearing it.

 I turned mine into a V-neck just to see how it would turn out. I think I need a little more practice hemming a “V” neckline because this one didn’t turn out too great.

 But it’s still wearable so I’m happy.

I have a stack of miscellaneous knit fabric waiting for me to sew it into something comfortable. And it looks like I like navy blue and grays. :)

I already have another shirt cut out and ready to sew from it.  Hopefully it whips up as quickly as I think it will and I’ll have something else to show soon! 

Happy Sewing!

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