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Maternity Style: Laminaria Swimsuit

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Specs: Pattern: Laminaria Maternity Swimsuit bij Tuesday Stitches Size US 8, D-F cup Adjustments: Lengthened by 3″, moved strap position Fabric: Folk Art Floral on Flex base and Lining by Funki Fabrics Pictured at 34 and 38 weeks pregnant When I got pregnant, a swimsuit was one of the first things on my list to sew. I’ve always worn bikinis, …

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5 Ways to Make Your Wardrobe Last Through Pregnancy

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Newly pregnant and ready to put away your regular wardrobe? Not so fast – you might be surprised at how far your regular wardrobe can take you. No doubt your body will change a fair bit. Not only will you grow a belly, but you’ll probably go up a few sizes overall. It’s impossible to predict how much weight you …

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Maternity Style: Two Pegs Dress

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Specs: Pattern: Two Pegs Dress by Boho Banjo View A, Size S, longer sleeves Adjustments: None Fabric: Rayon challis from Minerva Crafts Pictured at 36 weeks pregnant Now this is a dress that I had not expected to love as much as I do. When I saw the product listing of the Two Pegs Dress pattern, I did not think …

Cloth Menstrual Pads - DIYpads - on Maternity Sewing

Introduction to Cloth Menstrual Pads

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I wonder what you thought when you saw the title of this post – “Oh cool!”, “Ehm, what?” or even “Gross!”? My mission here is to at least pique your interest, because I definitely think sewing your own cloth pads is cool! I’ve been using them for a couple of years now, but I admit that when I first heard …

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Maternity Style: Cappuccino Cardigan

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Specs: Pattern: Cappuccino Cardigan by Candy Castle View: Long sleeves, no cuffs. Size M graded out to L at the hips. Adjustments: none Fabric: Jersey Knit from Minerva Crafts Worn at: 30 weeks pregnant I have one cardigan that is probably the most worn garment in my wardrobe. It’s actually one that was mysteriously found after a summer of visitors, …

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Maternity Style: Ultraviolet Tee

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Specs: Pattern: Ultraviolet Tee by Tuesday Stitches (Also available in maternity version) View A Adjusted for my height Fabric: rayon jersey and polyester crepe At 22 weeks pregnant You know the best thing about these two Ultraviolet Tees? I made them about a year before I got pregnant. The reason they still work so well now is that they are both …

How to Sew a Waistband Extender for Jeans - on Maternity Sewing

How to Sew a Waistband Extender for Jeans

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If you’re a jeans-all-day-every-day woman like me, the first thing that probably won’t fit you anymore after you get pregnant are your favorite jeans. With a first pregnancy you might be able to squeeze in for a good few weeks, but with following pregnancies you’ll grow out of them pretty early on. You’ve probably heard of the non-sewing method before …

Maternity Style - Roscoe Blouse by True Bias

Maternity Style: Roscoe Blouse

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Specs: Pattern: Roscoe Blouse by True Bias View A, size 10 Adjustments for my length (5’10”): 1″ added to bodice and sleeves. Fabric: Polyester crepe At 22 weeks pregnant Today I’d like to show off my new Roscoe Blouse! I paired it with a polyester crepe with a beautiful water color bird print. I’ve had this fabric in my stash …

Every Mother Counts

Every Mother Counts

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When we were working on Maternity Sewing, we were motivated to provide a resource for pregnant women that did not yet exist. Contributing to the sewing community is one thing, but we also wanted to contribute on a larger scale. Since our focus is pregnant and nursing women, we sought out a charity with the same focus. We found the …