Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Purple Maternity Shirt

I just realized the other day that most of you guys who don't know me personally haven't heard the BIG news...I'm pregnant! We're expecting a little girl, and the due date is November 18th. I plan to have her at home again with the same midwives that delivered Elliot here, 18 months ago. We are pretty excited!

I feel bad that I haven't mentioned it before now, but I've been feeling so good, and am just now (at 5 1/2 months) starting to feel really pregnant--big and achy and all that good stuff.

I've also started sewing maternity clothes! Last time I was pregnant in the winter, so most of my clothes were winter clothes. Maternity clothing is ridiculously overpriced, and I've been experimenting with converting skirts and pants into maternity. So far I've been really pleased with the results, so be on the lookout for more pictures and a tutorial in the next few days.

I made this lavender shirt a couple weeks ago from some nice knit fabric I found on the clearance table at Hancock's. Total cost: $0.91 =)

I traced the pattern off of a rtw shirt that I liked. The fit isn't exactly the same, but I think that's because it's a slightly different type of knit. I like it though, and hope to make a few more.

Love,
Jessica


15 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I think the shirt looks great.

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  2. Congratulations! I've found 19-22 months to be nice spacing for us, and I hope it is for you too! The kids do cut in to sewing time though (in a GOOD way)! :)The shirt is cute. I agree with the overprice maternity clothes too.

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  3. Congratulations!!!
    If the wee one comes early..by four days...it would be a most wonderful day to be born..

    *wink*

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  4. Congratulations on the new baby! The shirt looks great; I'd never know where to begin to convert to maternity (not that I'll be needing maternity myself!).

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  5. Congratulation... that are really good news...

    Wish you all the best for your pregnancy...

    Warmest regards

    Andrea

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  6. Cute! You are amazing! Congratulations!

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  7. Congratulations!!!! I'm sure your mom is thrilled to have another grandchild on the way.

    Your shirt is lovely. Sewing is great isn't it!

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  8. Congratulations! Nov. is a great month (my bday's the 20th). :)

    You will have to post some pics on how to convert skirts into maternity skirts (I had such a hard time finding nice modest one when I was pregnant).

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  9. Jessica,
    Congratulations! You are so right about maternity wear being so expensive. Love the new maternity top you made.

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  10. I also meant to say I think your shirt looks great and the price can't be beat. :)

    Here is a maternity skirt idea.
    http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=189033.0

    For one for jeans.
    http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=28377

    Simple skirt and add a wide knit waistband.
    http://www.alteredcloth.com/blog/2007/06/how-to-make-a-gathered-skirt-with-knit-waistband.php

    Oh this is a nice one, A-line maternity skirt with wide knit waistband.
    http://seemommysew.wordpress.com/maternity-skirt-tutorial-the-gwenna/

    I can't wait to see some of your upcoming sewing projects!

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  11. How exciting! Congratulations.

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  12. A GIRL!!!! I'm so excited for you! You are going to have so much fun making pretty girly things for her! Congratulations!

    Shelly

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  13. Jessica,

    congratulations!!!How wonderful!!

    Love, Heather

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  14. Congrats! The shirt is cute.

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