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sorry i’m late // thank you!

Megan Nielsen sorry i'm late

This post is incredibly belated – but i really want to say thank you thank you thank you so much for all of your congratulations and kind words about my pregnancy! We are so incredibly thrilled and excited to be expecting baby #3 and it’s just so lovely to be able to share it with you all. I really wanted to thank everyone individually, but i started feeling ill again and just didn’t get there. So, i’m sorry i’m late, but thank you so much for being such incredible sweethearts!!

In honor i decided to wear my current favourite tshirt – which i have dubbed my “mom motto” – because well, it just seems like my days for being early/on time are far behind me hehe.

But of course, it wouldn’t be a Design Diary post if i wasn’t telling you about a new make would it? So here’s something i’ve been working on – some easy casual comfy maternity shorts. Pretty much as soon as i became pregnant, Perth got hot, and due to my body apparently being realllly used to pregnancy, a belly popped out almost immediately. Suddenly i didn’t have anything to wear on my bottoms. Oh dear.

Unable to find any maternity shorts that weren’t gosh darned hideously awful, i of course decided to design my own. I like how they turned out :) I’ve improved the rise a little since this first pair (i think i’ve mentioned before that i carry babies realllly low?), and i think i’m really happy with the pattern now. I used a copper coated denim fabric from Spotlight, which actually looked shockingly different right after they’d been made. They were pretty shiny, and as much as i adore shiny shiny pants, there was something about super shiny maternity shorts that was looking a little tacky and classless. Sooooo i decided to rough them up a bit. I cut the hem off, and treated them horrendously in the wash (hot wash with a tennis ball, and didn’t turn them inside out) and then i tumble dried them with the tennis ball. It worked really well… almost too well… because now they barely look copper coated at all, and they have a very distressed look about them. (AND even more interestingly, the back somehow distressed more than the front? how odd.)

But even though i feel like the fabric is technically “ruined”, this is probably a really good outcome, as they’ve turned out much more wearable and casual, with just a hint of the sparkle i love so much. Perhaps thats the definition of a happy accident hey? Can’t wait to share with you more of my maternity makes! I’ve been on an absolute roll the last few weeks. hugs loves!

Megan Nielsen sorry i'm late

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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Veronica Darling
10 years ago

Oh your bump is the sweetest!

Looking very gorgeous, great pattern! x

10 years ago

Wow, that is a difference between front and back! Weird! The shorts are super cute – you’re such a stylish pregnant lady!