Hello! It's been a while! But this time I have a valid excuse for my absence, I've been busy creating a small person - his name is Reuben and he was 3 months old yesterday! He is a very happy little boy and we've been having a grand old time. Here is wearing a bow tie I made him for father's day, and don't think I didn't sew up a matching one for my fiancee to match. Because that's us now, matching outfits for everyone, forever! We shall be living out a constant awkward family photo existence.
I made up quite a few things while I was pregnant, but never got around to photographing them and they're all very roomy on me now. I can recommend this pattern for growing ladies - I made 3 versions to see me through, very comfortable and pretty.
I wasn't sure what size I'd be on the other size of my pregnancy so I've only really started sewing again now, I'm lucky enough to have bounced back to my original size pretty quickly, breastfeeding FTW.
I thought all tops for the next few months would need to have buttons for easy access but I've found lifting up a roomy top is more discreet instead of clumsily fiddling with buttons and maternity bras, so I found the perfect boxy blouse pattern - Butterick 6175, and it's got the option of scallops and a collar and 2 different sleeve options! I like it so much I've made 3 so far.
This is my most recent version - I looooove this fabric. So pretty. I got it for around $5 a metre from Spotlight on sale. I'm pretty sure it's quilting cotton.
It was hard photographing such a bright white top! So excuse the weird colours in these photos. I've taken a close up of that fabric so you can really appreciate those saturated colours.
Not much to say about the construction, it all went together very quickly and easily, I didn't bother pattern matching the back, it calls for a hand sewn button loop but I've made those before and it really throws off a hand made look, well mine do anyway so I just shortened an invisible zipper by cutting it to the length I wanted and sewing over the zip at the bottom a few times. Resourceful! I also lengthened the top but about 2 inches as this is supposed to be more of a crop top but I wanted the option to wear it with jeans. Looking at this photo if I sewed another scalloped version I would add even more length as it gets taken up further than the other versions with the scalloped hem.
Now I'm on maternity leave I have lots more time to reconnect with my blog, if anyone is even using blogs anymore or has everybody moved to Instagram?
I shall stay committed to Blogger for now - see you later alligator!