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Momiform Makeover!

Momiform Makeover with PDF Patterns

I have been doing some selfish sewing lately! Lauren, who blogs at Baste + Gather, shared an invite to “makeover your momiform” and I jumped on it immediately. I had my daughter 6 months ago and she’s finally settled into a rough two nap schedule. Most of the baby weight has melted off (thanks, breastfeeding!) and I can’t remember the last time I had to change my clothes because of spit-up. So, I think my “I just had a baby” pass to wear whatever I can scrounge up has expired!

There are two amazing giveaways and lots of other blogs to check out, so keep scrolling even if you get sick of my face! You can also get:

Get 20% off your pattern order now through October 1 at UpCraft Club with code: MOMIFORM

Are you MAKE-ing over your Momiform? Join the fun on Instagram with hashtag #momiformmakeover

I received the Eleanor cardigan & Patterns for Pirates patterns for free, but all opinions are my own! {This post contains affiliate links, indicated by an asterisk*. Please refer to ‘legal stuff’ in the top menu for more info.}

Swoodson Before

This is pretty much what I’ve been living in lately. Yoga pants (that have never done any yoga, ha!) and slouchy shirts/hoodies. I will definitely still be wearing these things, just hopefully not every single day. I normally am also wearing a stretchy headband – to disguise my lack of showering and postpartum hair loss. (I used four different free patterns and shared them in this post!)

striped grainline hemlock

For comparison’s sake, my measurements were 35″/28″/36″ at the time of making (I’m shrinking, yay! You can see some of my postpartum sewing reflections and measurements from 3 months ago here). I initially had plans to make some faux-denim Hudson pants too, but I decided to wait and see if the last 7 pounds drop off before I sew any pants. I’m only 5’2 so small amounts of weight can make a big difference in sizes!

First up is another Grainline Hemlock, sewn up in absolutely dreamy rayon/spandex jersey from Imagine Gnats. This fabric is amazing! I think I’m going to order more, to make a second just like this. I’ve sewn a couple hemlocks before and definitely prefer the thinner sleeves. This is so easy to wear! Just as comfortable as a schlumpy tshirt, and much cuter.

Eleanor Cardigan

Next up is the Eleanor Cardigan from Kzojo’Studio! This is a size small, and a study in fabric choice. I really liked how this looked in the mirror but after seeing these pictures, I think the fabric I used did not have enough drape (it’s some type of cotton blend from Jo-Ann Fabrics) so it reads a little boxier. This is the hip length, which I love, and it has extra long sleeves, which I also love. For the next version I think I’ll slim the lower sleeves a little, and maybe add some pockets! And, of course, choose a drapier sweater knit.

Patterns for Pirates Raglan Tunic

Lastly is what might be my very favorite “make” ever, from the Patterns for Pirates Women’s Raglan + Add-on Pack pattern. This is a size medium and it’s very generous and slouchy – I feel like I’m wearing the same hoodie as in my ‘before’ but I think it looks a lot more stylish! This is the cowl-neck, tunic length, with long sleeves. The fabric is absolutely divine, from the ‘flat folds’ table at Hancock Fabrics (it’s all designer overruns), with a lush terry sweater feel.

stamped twill tape

Lauren has a tutorial for covering the back seam and I am now obsessed (I initially put it too high, on this shirt)  I ordered the twill tape* super cheap off Amazon and used Versacraft fabric ink* to stamp with – I need to find more tiny stamps that will fit!

So, that is my makeover! I will be sewing more tops and sweaters as Fall approaches, and hopefully some new comfy pants next Spring when I’ve either lost the weight or realized I’m not going to lose the weight. Do you have any favorite patterns I should check out? Let me hear them in the comments!

Momiform MAKEover


Be sure to check out all the awesome series participants to get lots of momiform inspiration!

Reyna Lay Designs | Call Ajaire | Golden Rippy | Love Notions
Sew Not Perfect | Scientific Seamstress | Rebel & Malice
Creative Counselor | Mabey She Made It | If Only They Would Nap | Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts
Shaffer Sisters | FABulous Home Sewn | Fa Sew La | Baste + Gather
Lulu & Celeste | Swoodson Says | Phat Quarters | Hey June | Stitch Upon a Time
Climbing the Willow | Everything Your Mama Made & More | Näh-Connection | 110 Creations
A Jennuine Life | Straight Stitch Designs | Sew Straight & Gather | KZJO’STUDIO
Wild & Wanderful | Mae & K | Handmade Frenzy | HattieLu Handmade




momiform major sponsors

Special thanks to these major sponsors who generously donated the following items for the giveaway:

(There will a different winner for each line item so we can spread the love around!)

Janome – One Skyline S5 Sewing Machine*
Indiesew – Four $50 gift certificates (four separate winners)
Michael Levine / Low Price Fabric – Four $25 gift certificates (four separate winners) and 10% discount for readers through October 1 – code: Makeover10
UpCraft Club – Two $25 gift certificates (two separate winners) and 20% discount on patterns through October 1 – code: MOMIFORM

And the following pattern designers who graciously provided patterns for the series participants and/or contributed the following items for the giveaway:

Grainline Studio – Two patterns of your choice
True Bias – Hudson Pants & Southport Dress patterns
Colette -Two patterns of your choice
Closet Case Files -Two patterns of your choice
Sew Much Ado -Two patterns of your choice
Sew Straight & Gather – Three patterns of your choice
Golden Rippy – Two patterns of your choice
110 Creations: A Sewist’s Notebook
Patterns for Pirates – Two patterns of your choice
Itch to Stitch – Two patterns of your choice
Mouse House Creations – Two patterns of your choice
Hey June Handmade -Two patterns of your choice
Peekaboo Pattern Shop – Three patterns of your choice
Go-to Patterns – One women’s pattern of your choice
GreenStyleCreations -Two patterns of your choice
Puperita – One pattern of your choice
Sofilantjes – Two patterns of your choice
Charlotte Kan – One pattern of your choice
So Sew Easy – Two patterns or one bundle of your choice
OUSM Designs – Women’s Thumbs-Up Tee pattern
E-Beth Designs – Two patterns of your choice
Muffin Head Patterns – Any pattern of your choice up to $10
GrayDay Patterns – Sandpoint Top or Athena Top pattern (your choice)
Scientific Seamstress – One pattern of your choice
Stitch Upon a Time – $20 gift card
5 out of 4 – Two patterns of your choice
Frianki Patterns – Two patterns of your choice
KZ Jo Studio – Two patterns of your choice
Straight Stitch Designs – Full collection of patterns
Sewing Patterns by Aivilo Charlotte – Two patterns of your choice
Striped Swallow Designs – Two patterns of your choice
Rose and Lee Designs – Two patterns of your choice
Sewing Geek Patterns – One pattern of your choice
Filles a Maman – One pattern of your choice
Bella Sunshine Designs – One pattern of your choice
Liola Designs – One pattern of your choice
Cali Faye Collection – One pattern of your choice
Tinman Patterns – Orbit Skirt pattern
Felicity Sewing Patterns – Two patterns of your choice
Winter Wear Designs – Two patterns of your choice
Ellie Inspired – Three patterns of your choice
Love Notions – One pattern of your choice
a Sparkly Baby – Two patterns of your choice
Terra’s Treasures Designs – Two patterns of your choice

*Janome giveaway winner must be located in U.S.A. and is therefore on a separate Rafflecopter below. Machine must be picked up at a local dealer; it cannot be shipped.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This second Rafflecopter includes all the other sponsor items since they can be awarded internationally! You must enter both Rafflecopters in order to be entered to win both the sewing machine and the rest of the giveaway items. All patterns awarded will be in PDF format. Enjoy!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Momiform Makeover PDF Patterns


This Post Has 27 Comments
  1. Your blog post saved me from making a similar cardigan out of the exact same fabric in black. I LOVE the purple and think it looks great on you, but I agree about choosing something drapier next time. Maybe belt it? Great choices all around though.

    For the giveaway, re: the Janome, my favorite feature is how many stitches it has. I can’t imagine almost 200 stitches versus the 20 I have on my current machine.

  2. Haha, I see that both giveaways ask for different types of comments, SO…

    From the sponsors, I’d love to sew the Peek-a-Boo Milan (her newest cowl top pattern), the women’s version of Uptown Downtown Dress from Sew Straight and Gather, and the Real Deal Jeans from Winter Wear Designs. I am already working on a Laurelhurst from Straight Stitch Designs to help with my Momiform! The 5 out of 4 Patterns Knot Your Average top is also on my list.

  3. Great job! I love the new outfits and that you are still able to be comfy. I may have to try that P4P raglan. Now I’m off to check out this giveaway!

  4. Isn’t it great when little people get into a routine and their grown ups can a chance to do something for themselves, like sew a few cool new outfits 😉 You have made great pieces for your makeover. They are comfortable but more fun than what I live in at the moment – track pants and old tees…

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