Thursday, May 23, 2013

Moving to Wordpress ya'll

hey all! my blog has moved on to brighter pastures
I'm a wordpress lady now. So follow my new address on bloglovin or whatever you use.
xoxoxo
http://mgsewingadventures.wordpress.com/

Nat

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Maternity Sewing Patterns

I really don't need any more patterns in my arsenal. I am talented enough, or try to be, to alter my patterns to fit my baby-bump. I have a problem though. I'm addicted to sewing patterns! I know there are about a gazillion tutorials out there but where's the fun in that?
 So... here's my collection of patterns I found on the commercial pattern sites, Etsy, and whatever indie patterns I find. So here we go (links under pics)...

Etsy has the mother-load of vintage patterns. Best part is, they are under $10.00. I just bought that Simplicity 5271 to ad to my stash. The real question is- Why don't these ladies look pregnant?
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Most of the patterns from the big name companies are frumpy. Here's the best of what I found. I'm eyeballing that dress in #6. I need a good knit dress pattern.
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On to the indie companies. They are hard to find these companies.

 Though we all know Megan Nielson . If not you should!

Loulou James Maternity Sewing Patterns
 I did find Lou Lou James and boy am I crushing on these patterns.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Butterick 5219

I bought this pattern (Butterick 5219) a few years back and have never used it. In all honesty, I don't know why I bought it. It's not my style normally.  But... when I was going through my stash looking for maternity friendly patterns this one jumped out at me. 
I bought this awesome pineapple knit from fabric.com a month ago. I went knit happy on their site.

So here's the finished top in a nice mirror picture. The top is so comfortable, I can sleep in it. Unfortunately without a belt it's a bit mu-mu-ish on me. I love this top, but I'm not sure if I'll make it again without major altering.
 It's a fun maternity pattern, but I'm not sure about normal wear. Maybe in a size smaller? with a tie/ belt?

I embroiderer just one pineapple on the front yolk. What do you think?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Avon

I know I should post at least a few Me-Made-May pictures for you guys. I've been pretty good at wearing me-made about every other day. And I have a few unfinished maternity outfits to finish and post for you guys.

Now on to the news... I'm an Avon lady now! I wasn't going to do it, in fact I had no interest in Avon really. But I was sold on their new stuff, talk about cheap and cute!
Plus, the vintage Avon adds are just too fun. I think I'm going to compare the old with the new. Do a little get-the-look with the vintage adds and the new product.



P.S. gotta love the retro lip gloss. 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Me Made May Update

I was all excited for Me Made May when I realized half my clothes, or more don't fit. The clothes I've made to fit my mini bump are slowly filling out. In other words I need clothes! I'm still trying to do MMM, but it won't be 100%. My goal this month is to make some knit tops to wear that will stretch with me. And make a few maternity skirts (or more than a few).
But here's a cute Tapir that makes me laugh. I googled Tapir a while ago after reading an article in my Anthropology class. I find them cute. I set this guy as my desktop wallpaper. I giggle when I see this face.