I’ve been busy. Or rather my serger has been extremely busy. Having wanted to sew a bunch of maternity clothes for myself, and having the fabric to do so, Patternreview’s Endless Combinations contest came at a perfect time. I love the idea behind this contest: each garment has to combine with at least one of the others in your collection. What a smart thing, eh? I feel like when you first start sewing garments you end up with all these little orphan projects (i.e. lots of skirts for instance with no tops that match etc.) for no other reason than you haven’t acquired enough skillage to make a wardrobe out of anything. It felt good to be able to do just that. And beyond that, I’m pretty excited to have some garments for my last trimester here that feel a great deal more like me and a lot less like souless, life-sucking maternity clothes.
I made a small collection of knit garments. Can I say that knits are more the pregnant lady’s friend beyond the obvious reason that they s-t-r-e-t-c-h? I mean really, knit garments sew up like lightning which is so swell when you’re tired and sore and just need a mental pick-me-up. A week’s worth of cutting out at naptimes and sewing after dinner and maybe hemming at breakfast produced 5 seperate garments. That’s a ton for me. And while that will never be my normal pace for sewing, I felt a lot of motivation to get this project done before Christmas. Here’s the rundown:
Simplicity 2560–a little knit cardigan: I made this in cotton spandex and pleated instead of gathered the lower sections because I’m more of a pleat kind of girl.