Oh, Kwik Sew 3720! Why were you made with enough ease to hide a baby elephant under my shirt? Seriously! What is up with these arms?!? I cut a small. I mean, I realize that this shirt runs in the comfy range, but I'm going to have to go back and trim this down to… Continue reading Kwik Sew 3720
This is an older pattern, I think. I know I used it a few years ago (wow, almost 4 years ago, now!) when my sister was pregnant with Maddie. I love this pattern for maternity–it looks good in solids, patterns, or a mix of both. There are various sleeve options and an included band, which… Continue reading New Look 6780
My sister-in-law, codename KGB, is pregnant! I've heard through the grapevine that she would really like a maternity dress, so I've spent a couple hours putting together a possible list. I love sewing maternity clothes, actually. I like sewing for other people, and a lot of maternity clothes aren't terribly flattering (although I think there… Continue reading Maternity Clothes!
My sister let me take a ton of pictures of her wearing all the maternity tops I made this fall. Poor thing–she’s having the baby tomorrow and she still changed in and out of all these outfits! So sweet. Anyway, here is my favorite–the autumn roses Simplicity top. The only bummer is that it fits… Continue reading New Pics!
I really like BR’s clothes–they are classy, usually well made, and generally fit me pretty well. Wearing their clothes, though–especially the dresses or suits–always makes me a little nervous because I’m convinced I’ll show up at an event and two other women will be wearing the exact same thing. Normally that wouldn’t matter, but since… Continue reading Knocking Off Banana Republic
I finally got some pictures of my sister wearing her new jacket. She can actually still button it all the way up and she’s due next Tuesday! It’s crazy! The other day we were out buying Christmas trees and she was wearing a regular windbreaker, all zipped up. My mom was talking with another woman… Continue reading Clothing in Action!
I love cowl necks. They are like the jowly cousin to the prudish turtleneck. I hope my sister likes cowl neck shirts as much as I do, because she’s getting another one! This is version A of Butterick 5388. For some reason, I tend not to use a lot of Butterick patterns. I’m not sure… Continue reading Cowling