Sewing Postpartum Clothes – Julia Cardigan & Hudson Pants for Perfect Pattern Parcel #6

Time for another Perfect Pattern Parcel! I signed up to sew for this before I realized I was pregnant and then was  a little leery that I wouldn’t have any options I liked. An unwarranted worry; I sewed the Julia cardigan & the Hudson pants which both fit fine now and will be perfect for the postpartum months when I am glued to a nursing newborn and bloated like a whale!

 I even jumped around. Have you ever seen a 5 months pregnant lady jumping in front of a camera/tripod? Entertainment was had by all the joggers that morning! I added a yoga waistband to these pants, and they could not be any more comfortable.

I received both patterns for free in exchange for sewing/blogging but all opinions and ridiculous poses are my own.

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Leopard Maternity Top – Hey June! Union St. Tee -Selfish Sewing Week

It’s Selfish Sewing Week! I was thrilled to be invited to sew along and it was just the kick in the pants I needed to make myself something fabulous. Maternity clothes are SO BORING. 90% of them seem to be black and the other 10% are striped. Maybe I’m the only pregnant person ever to want some leopard in her life, I don’t know! (P.S., I’m pregnant! Haha. I kept meaning to do a creative announcement but between the moving and the morning sickness it didn’t happen. Due in early March 2015!)

As a part of SSW I received a copy of the Union St. Tee pattern from Hey June for free but all opinions are my own! You can find the pattern here. Be sure to visit Rachael at Imagine Gnats for the kick-off and a huge pattern giveaway and check it out on Kollaborra here.

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DIY Maternity: Tunic Refashion from Girl’s Dress

DIY Maternity Tunic Refashion - Swoodson Says

One of the advantages of being only 5’2 is that I can sometimes fit in kids clothes. Don’t worry, my closet isn’t full of Hannah Montana and glitter; in bits and pieces it works for me! I spotted these Circo dresses on the little girls clearance rack for $2.76 a piece in size XL and snapped them up in two different prints! Refashioning into a tunic would be easy to replicate with any elastic-waist dress. I would recommend wearing them with pants that actually fit though, these maternity “skinnies” look like elephant skin around my knees and ankles!

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