*face palm* I was given this maternity/nursing pattern quite a while ago but only got round to making it when I was in the final stages of nursing. BUT I do feel like this is one of those patterns that would be absolutely fine to wear if you aren’t pregnant and if you aren’t nursing!
The Lily top is one of the maternity patterns from Sew Over It London and you may remember that I made another one of their maternity pattens early last year. I’ll be honest and say that I was quite anxious to make this one as I didn’t love the fit of the Blossom dress that I had made. I went with a size 10 for this top as the finished garment measurement showed quite a lot of ease and I didn’t want it to be too loose on me.
A little while ago, Oliver + S were having some kind of sale where you could buy 10 of their printed patterns for $50. I stocked up on some that would be good for Rosie now and for another few years too. I’d never actually had any of their patterns until I received my order but the first thing that I was impressed by was the quality of the pattern. These are just lovely envelopes. Some of them even have little paper dolls for illustrations which are just the cutest ever.
I had a really hard time deciding on which version of this Colette Wren dress to make. I love anything without sleeves so version 1 appealed to me the most. However, after reading a few reviews, I realized that the skirt might not be so flattering on my tummy. The gathered skirt on version 2 looks lovely and flattering though so I decided to combine the two and use the bodice of version 1 with the skirt of version 2.
Camilla, over at Making & Marking, had sent me a few children’s patterns to have a go at sewing up for Rosie. One of them was the Simplicity 2461 dress. The pattern comes with quite a few cute dress styles and there are layering options too. I chose to make View B and actually managed to choose some fabric from my stash that was quite similar to the main dress on the front of the pattern. I’m hoping that I can get some nice white seersucker to make the layered piece at some point too.
I’m joining in with Rochelle’s #MakeNine challenge again for 2019. I really enjoyed having goals to meet last year and managed to make seven out of the nine. Having a plan to work along to really works for my organized little brain. As you can see above, I’ve chosen a mix of patterns for both Rosie & I. Last year I chose a few patterns that were PDF patterns and this year, I’ve chosen patterns from my physical stash instead. I’m really looking forward to following everyone else’s Make Nine challenges too. Let me know if you are doing the challenge and drop your link in the comments!
Another catch up blog post for a garment I made a few months ago! I’m having to make do with garment photos as they are as I haven’t had the time to take any photos with me wearing the garments! Ooops!
One of the dresses in my #2018MakeNine plans was the Sew Over It Eve dress. I chose this dress to make as it looks quite flattering and has a wrap bodice that would possibly work easily with nursing Rosie. For the bodice/ sleeves I used the pattern for version 1 and used the straight skirt pattern from version 2. I had a nice light cotton in my stash, which I believe was from Joanns…probably from the clearance section too. It’s a great breathable fabric for the hot weather we have over here.