Heyoooo!!! MAN I’m terrible at keeping up here!! But honestly, I haven’t been doing much sewing lately. Not clothes, anyway. This pregnancy wiped me out for a few months there, all I wanted to do was sleep and avoid heaving. I’ve been having some fun lately with some quilty things, I joined 2 blocks of the month this year and busted my tushy to finish the top from last year’s. Now I just have to quilt and bind that sucker. I want to say I’ll write about it at some point, but I’ve been terrible at keeping up with blog promises lately.
But on to more exciting things!! I’ve finally gotten my sewing bug back! I’ve made a couple maternity things this week and I’m pretty stoked to expand my wearable wardrobe with this crazy expanding body.
I’m so excited about this dress!!! It is Megan Nielsen’s Cara Maternity T-shirt pattern. She recently updated the pattern with some new branding, I’m not sure if she changed the actual pattern drawing, I already had the old one cut out and ready to go when I got the email about the update and I haven’t compared.
I obviously tweaked this because it is not a t-shirt, duh :) I lengthened the bottom to just above my knees and made the hemline straight instead of curved. I decided I didn’t really want sleeves, but I also wasn’t really feeling a completely sleeveless dress, so I drafted some fun cap sleeves! I absolutely love how it all turned out.
There was really no point in trying to pattern match the print with all that ruching on the front, so I didn’t stress about cutting at all. Who needs that extra worry when sewing is supposed to be a relaxing release, right?
The fabric is some awesome stuff I bought from The Cloth Pocket (I daresay my favorite local fabric shop) SO LONG ago, I think it was last winter, but never could decide what to make with it. I’m glad I waited!! The texture is perfect for a dress like this. It is a firmer ponte knit, which is great because it doesn’t show off all those lumpy bits that a fitted dress like this could reveal. And the stretch on it is just perfect.
The color might be a little dark as we head into spring, but I’ve never really been a trend follower anyway, so whatever!!
I also made the t-shirt version of this dress last weekend, which I’ve already worn 3 times, ha! It is obviously awesome and as soon as the perfect trifecta of me having showered, Quinn being reasonable, and having either my camera with a remote (Jake took it to work) or a willing photographer, I’ll get some pictures taken and blog about that one too :D
Maybe next time my ‘willing photographer’ won’t be yelling “Suck it in, suck it in!”
Yeah, sorry sweetheart, this belly is only getting bigger!