Saturday, 1 September 2012

Sew Weekly: Nursing the Wild Side


While I was doing a bit of this on the couch for most of this week, I also pottered my way into the Sewing Room. WTF, I KNOW! As you've probably noticed, I'm not really in the creating mood this year, I've been tired, busy and doing the grown up thing of actually slowing things down while I grow a real life human child. A VERY different pace of life for me this year. And how great do I feel (beside the heart burn, weird pelvic tingles and puffy feet) for it? GREAT!

But with a little nudge from some online friends, I also got a little inspired to take my time and make a few things this week. The first, this WILD dress which only came about because the lovely Megan Nielson sent me the BEST maternity pattern... the Perfect Nursing & Maternity Top and I turned it into a little/large dress for to wear now and after birth.


The Sew Weekly theme this week was about being inspired by literature, and Husbie and I have been feeling a little in love with children's books at the moment. My work sent me a great collection of darling children's books to start our library for the new addition, and we've always had a really beautiful hardcover edition of 'Where The Wild Things Are'... it might have been a subconscious inspiration to our new kitchen wallpaper as well...

Anyways, so great inspiration from Megan's pattern, some fun and totally cheap fabric from Spotlight and a fun Sew Weekly challenge brought about the dress and this hilarious photo shoot in the kitchen. All my Sew Weekly details are up on Mena's blog and this week I'll post the little Max costume I made as well, thanks to darling Nikkishell's baby patterns!




I do LOVE Meg's nursing pattern, it was really so easy to make up and I can imagine I'll be making it again once I work the whole breastfeeding thing out. I've been wearing clippy bras through my pregnancy, as I can't stand underwire or anything tight (I ripped off some tights this morning that were just way too clingy) so I just hope they're big enough to accommodate a milk filled boob as well, who the hell knows!

Anyways, today the neighbours decided the bump shape was definitely a boy shape, and I know some of you have had your pick too... I wonder what he or she will be like! Now that the Little Darling is 38 weeks old in utero, birth could happen anytime. The midwives again say it's head down, fixed now, and its little back is along the front of me... so perfect birthing possie. At the most recent heart beat monitoring, the midwife told me the myth was that at full term if the heart beat is a certain number it means a boy and if it's another it means a girl. My little fetus was still being a trickster, and gave us a heartbeat reading of first a boy, then a girl, then a boy. I love not knowing, it's so funny thinking of who they'll be and so amazing knowing they'll be in our lives and we'll love them no matter what. SO MUCH love and gush in our house at the moment!

Have a gorgeous weekend and I'll hopefully see you here soon! xoxo

26 comments:

  1. Ooo so exciting!! I looked like you and EVERY wives tale (including heartbeat) pointed towards a boy....and then our darling Lucy entered the world!! We were both completely shocked as we were soooo sure she was a boy!!!

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    1. Oh Bec! Lucy is so cute too! xoxo thanks for dropping by, we've become the Mama Bloggers together this year! xoxo

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  2. I just visited your blog for the first time in ages and discovered your baby news! How exciting. I hope you enjoy the little bit of your pregnancy. My son was due on the 12th of September but arrived on the 4th, which surprised me a lot because I thought first babies were meant to be late. Hope all goes well with your small person, whenever they decide to arrive.
    [and the new kitchen looks fab too].

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    1. Thank you Suzy! It's gone so quickly! I wonder if the little one will be early too? There's no hard or fast rules, hey? xoxo

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  3. PS (that was meant to say " the last little bit of your pregnancy")

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  4. You look utterly fabulous!!!! That dress is sensational and I love the wee peek of the baby's little nest :)

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    1. Thanks Sarah! My friend has loaned me the little teepee, so I'm very keen on seeing how the baby likes it! xoxo

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  5. Oh you are looking gorgeous! Love the dress. I am hoping to squeeze in a little sewing while I am on maternity leave.

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    1. Short little bursts of different activities really helps the old pregz body, that's for sure! Not long now to mat leave Kat! xoxo

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  6. Great dress! You look amazing! The idea of doing just about anything, including sewing, when I was pregnant, repulsed me! So congrats on your productivity!

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  7. you sexy preggy minx! look at doris day guarding you, she knows your hotness needs it!

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    1. She's getting protective of her family! Isn't she just a hoot though! xoxo

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  8. I cannot believe it is baby time already. It feels like this year has gone in a flash! I wish you all the best for your birthing, can't wait to meet Baby Darling!

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    1. I'm SO amazed at how quickly the year has gone! It's been so warm and lovely here as well, so I'm like SPRINGTIME and all loved up with my baby gush/love! Thank you for your best wishes!

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  9. Eep, you're so close to baby time! Looking lovely, as always, and I'm so loving this wild dress!

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  10. You look amazing, as usual. I hope you don't mind me asking, but who has done your kitchen? We need to do ours shortly, and we are in your neck o the woods. I love the shelving, and am looking to do something similar. Good luck with the bub, and I am enjoying your progress reports! :)

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    1. Thanks Daniele! If you drop me an email: veronicadarling@gmail.com I'll pass your details on to our builder friend... he's a darling but a different kind of builder (we call him the creative type and a thinker!) - Thanks for dropping by!

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  11. You look marvelous!! That dress is sensational on you, and I agree with Oona - Doris is totally standing by to protect you :) Adorable photos!

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    1. She's so funny hey!? She's settled in so well into our family, I'm hoping she'll be just as sweet when the newbie arrives! Love to you Meg!

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  12. You look amazing - definitely a boy...I think!

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    1. Thank you Gail! You're a dream! If it's a boy, you're my front runner champion!

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  13. Veronica, you're so beautiful! Love that dress! And the wallpaper is both beautiful and dreamy. Good luck with all the wonderful excitement to come. From the looks of it, you're going to get a wild little Max or Maxine!:)

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  14. You look so glamorous!!! Stunning, as always xxx

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  15. Gorgeous photos, you look so relaxed! Good luck with the birth xx

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  16. Oh! I am sooo behind with reading all my favourite blogs! Quite the opposite lovely, you have been in the creating mood this year - creating something (someone) quite extraordinary! Looking gorgeous xo

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