Monday, March 7, 2016

March project announced, and my wishlist!

Hello everyone!  I hope you are starting your week off right!  I am definitely headed in the right direction...

I decided on my March project for MAGAM!!!


The theme for this month is "Moreish Makeover" March. In essence, to create a garment that you need MORE of, or a fabric or pattern your would like to make over and over again.  I'm not sure if I line up with the theme, but I definitely need MORE pants, especially being 5 months pregnant.  Right around 18 weeks I became unable to wear my regular pants anymore, even with using a belly band, and a rubber band looped around the top button.  I bought a pair of maternity jeans and jeggings at Ross dept. store, but I would really LOVE to successfully sew my own pair!

So, when Love Notions announced that their new Cigarette style Sabrina Slim patterns had a maternity panel option, I was ALL over that!! Then, they created a sew along on their blog last week, and I just knew I had to join in. Besides, if I can achieve a great fit, I can easily sew as many maternity pants as I need from just this ONE pattern.

There are so many seamstresses that have tested this pattern, and so many lovely variations on the Love Notions website.  I am truly inspired, and hope my version will be just as nice.  I haven't decided on the fabric I will use yet, but I will probably use whatever I have in my stash. I did buy some muslin for a test garment. I will be assembling the pattern and my muslin this week. Wish me luck!

Pregnancy Update

Thank you for congratulating me on my pregnancy! I am five months along, and in the BEST stage of pregnancy, the second trimester. This is baby number three for my husband and me, and we are truly grateful to be adding on to our family. Our daughter is 6, son is 9, and we just found out on last Friday that this child will be a BOY!!!!! I didn't have any preference besides healthy because I truly believed that God would give us what we needed in our family. My due date is in July, and I look forward to having my kids be my little helpers.


I also look forward to being able to sew baby clothes again!!! Oh, and something I have never attempted...maternity wear. I'm sure I will be learning a lot along the way.

March wishlist

Lately I have been averaging one project a month. Which is great!! In fact, that is my goal! However, there are MORE things I want to sew, specifically for the month of March. It will take some rearranging (no nightly TV watching), but here is what is on my wishlist:


  • I have a baby shower to attend soon, and wanted to create something special. I can't share any details yet, but will definitely do so later
  • I really want to make my daughter an Easter dress this year. I mean, REALLY! The last time I made one for her was at least 3 years ago. I wanted to start a tradition where I made one every year, but that hasn't worked out. This is the one I was looking at:

  • If I miraculously finish all of those projects, lol, my last wish is something for me. I have been eyeing this maternity tunic/dress, and absolutely love it!   I wouldn't say it would be for Easter, but it could be:

Thanks for dreaming along with me! I will update you on my muslin progress sometime this week! 

Stay sew-filled!

6 comments:

SewCraftyChemist said...

Come on little dude and enter the world on the 6th! :)

I missed the last post and was all, wait...WAIT! When did that happen!? :)

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Best wishes for a healthy remainder of the pregnancy, a quick and easy delivery, and a healthy bundle of joy!

Summer Flies said...

Hey... how did I firstly miss your last post (great workout pants) and PREGNANT! Congratulations!
When I saw these were designed for pregnancy also, I thought that's a great idea and then BOOM.. Hope you enjoy the last months are good for you and baby. I also hope your pants work out. I've got some pregnancy patterns, if you send me your address I'll send them... will they get there in time? I made some clothing and wore it to death .. just a couple of sets of stuff. I was pregnant in our summer so it was easy and there isn;t much difference between spring, summer and autumn here so I didn't need to make season stuff. Hope your pants work out well for you.

Tomasa said...

It will be fun to see you create garments for your pregnancy - all the best! Good luck with the pants. I know they will be great!

The Sewing CPA said...

Aww, boy, girl, boy - that is perfect! Congratulations! It's definitely going to be fun making maternity clothes and baby clothes. I can't wait to see what you make. Kudos to you for making more pants - -you'll soon be a pro!

Myra said...

OMG, I feel left out! I totally missed the announcement! CONGRATULATIONS! The new baby is always such a wonderful time in your life!

Dorothy DotDot said...

I'm so happy for you! Have fun with the projects as they are limitless.