So this is a new maternity pattern i’m trying out. It’s gone through a few iterations, but i’m happy with the fit now. Basically it’s got a comfy swing shape with an asymmetrical hem, that theoretically should work all through pregnancy and beyond. I like things that i can also wear postpartum, and i’m hoping this will fit the bill in that area too. One of the vitally important things (to me) about designing maternity wear is ensuring that the design works for all stages of pregnancy – so i like to design things early on, and wear them unaltered throughout my pregnancy to see what worked and what didn’t. I’ll try and photograph it again later in the pregnancy so we can do a little fit comparison! (yes that is the kind of thing i find fun hehehe)
Overall i’m really happy with this top!
In other news, i’m still wading my way through piles and piles of boxes trying to get unpacked – I’m frustrated by how long its taking me with being pregnant and all, but i think this is one of those times i need to just slow down and chill out and remember there is no who-can-unpack-their-house-the-fastest race hehehe . Thanks for all of the congrats last week, we are just loving our new home already!
hello little cottage
Just popping in to say I’m so so excited because we have finally signed on our new home, the little cottage of our dreams – and this week we moved in!
Want to take a vote on whether i’ll unpack the boxes marked “sewing” first? hehehe… okay we all know the answer to that :)
Have a lovely weekend! xoxo
Quick fix: rocking horse redo
A little while ago my mom found this adorable rocking horse for my kiddos, for an absolute steal (something like $2, woop woop!). The only downside was that we really weren’t fans of the colour scheme. So i decided to give it a quick update with some spray paint. In my infinite wisdom i decided to ignore stupid questions from my brother along the lines of : Did you sand before you painted? Did you use primer? and, What kind of paint is that anyway??
So, yes, the rocker looked really cute for about six months, after which all the “love” my kids showed it helped the original paintwork to show through. oops. I absolutely adore this little rocker, and the colours i chose – but unfortunately now i’m going to have to take a little time to remove alllll the paint and start from scratch.
There is a lesson in this, it’s either A) Listen to your brother, or B) Do it right the first time. Oh, heck can’t it both?!
ps. Matt how do you feel about helping me paint a rocking horse?! hehehe
the fall back
Getting dressed when you’re pregnant can be a little stressful sometimes – I find the number of days when i look at my wardrobe and feel flustered at having nothing to wear just doubles when i’m pregnant.
So over time i’ve developed a few tricks – one of which is having a fall back outfit that always makes me feel good no matter what. This pregnancy that combo is a Briar crop top and a Ruched maternity skirt. I have a couple of Briar crop tops and Ruched skirts sitting next to each other in my wardobe that all mix and match perfectly – so when i bad day comes along, i can pull any two out, put them on and leave the house feeling like a look good.
It instantly turns a day that could have started badly, into one thats off to a cracking start :) No doubt i’ll be sharing more than few briars+ruched skirts with you this time round! Annnnd here’s how i wore this top before i was pregnant: one and two!
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Top: Megan Nielsen Briar crop top // Sewing pattern + similar fabric
Skirt: Megan Nielsen Ruched maternity skirt // Sewing pattern + ponte knit fabric
happy new year!
Just a quick hi today to say happy new year!!
We move house in a few days, so i’ve been spending my time packing up our house (so excited!!). Which really means, that i’ve been taking 10 times longer than i should as i linger over every nostalgic photo, memory and piece of tiny baby clothing hehehe
Wishing you all the best for a wonderful 2014!
merry christmas from my crazy family to yours!
We tried to get a Christmas day family photo today and this is as close as we got… yeah not so much… we’re going to have to try again another day hehehehe
So Merry Christmas my dears! From my crazy-ants-in-our-pants-can’t-stand-still-can’t-stop-giggling family to yours!
Love meg xoxo