Where do you take photos when it’s below freezing outside? Your local museum!
Getting some loving from number one.
Hello! It’s been some time. I’ve been very, very… well, pregnant. With a toddler in tow, it means I’ve also been very, very tired. On the weekends, I used to steal some time to sew while my son was napping, but lately I’ve found myself napping when he does (which has actually been really wonderful!). But I finally got some time to myself and decided to make myself something comfy and pretty to wear to help get me through the next few months.
Today we will be making a batwing sleeve maternity top. This should be relatively easy as the sleeves and tunic are one piece. The neckline will be nice and loose so it can hang freely from your shoulders. One side of the shirt will have a scoop neckline, and the reverse side will have a v-neckline. With this, I plan on flipping it around depending on my mood. Feeling sassy? I’ll rock the v-neckline in the front. Feeling proper? I’ll rock the scoop neckline in the front.
Spring is finally here and I want to celebrate with an embroidered tunic. I want a shirt that’s somewhat light, airy, and fun to accompany my mood (I’m not a winter person and am celebrating the warmer, longer days). I’m thinking a boxy shape, 3/4 length sleeves, with a deep v-neck in the front. It will be a longer tunic, with the sides split up to the waist. For the color, I’m thinking off-white with some fancy stitching around the edges. Sound good? Let’s get sewing!
Hello! It’s been a hot summer this year, and I have been living in dresses (which I have to admit is one of my favorite parts of summer!) I’ve been thinking about adding a new dress to my summer wardrobe and finally got some time to make it happen. So today we will be making a nice, comfortable striped summer dress perfect for hot and lazy August evenings (my favorite weather, in fact!). This dress will have a v-neckline in the front and back, an elastic waistband, and very useful front pockets. We will first make our pattern using an old dress as a guide, and then our striped dress. Read on for my Striped Summer Dress Tutorial!
My sewing goal while pregnant is to make dresses that will still look good after my belly is back to normal. So maternity wear that is able to translate into normal wear. Previous attempts include my Long Sleeve Sheath Dress Tutorial, Simplicity’s 1360 dress, and my Breezy Trapeze Dress Tutorial. Today, in my attempt to do that, we will make a boxy summer dress with a v-neck both in the front and the back that sports little tiny sleeves. To help the dress keep its shape up top and not fall off the shoulders, we will add a small strip of material across the back v-neck. This dress idea was inspired after a Silence + Noise Vega shift dress that was selling at Urban Outfitters, which is unfortunately sold out. I was originally planning on adding some front rectangular patch pockets, but since my belly is 37 weeks out at this time, it’s hard to gauge exactly where I want to put them. So, I plan on adding them after my little man makes his grand entrance. While pregnant, I always feel that adding a belt helps flatter my shape but without a belt looks nice too! I just think it’s just best to show off that tummy rather than hide it. 🙂 Read along for my DIY double v-neck boxy dress tutorial…