OMG OMG OMG, you guys are so gorgeous! Thank you for such lovely comments from last week! Here are some more photos from our walk in the park, because.....
I MADE MY SKIRT.
And this is a crafty queen blog after all, right?
During several baby naps a few weeks back, I started flipping through my "Sew What! Skirts" book to see what wrap skirts could easily be made in an hour or two. This one is half a circle skirt with a waistband, and probably could take an hour in one sitting, but as a new Mama, it took 3 days. BUT, it's a cutie! And really wasn't hard to make up, with no pattern, just your measurements!
For the past month, as I've becoming more confident with breastfeeding and holding my (constantly growing) Baby Darling, I've been thinking about what fashion I can gear towards for summer. Baby Darling & I have spent so many days cuddled up in our pyjamas learning about each other and falling in love, that leaving the house dressed hasn't been a priority at all. But the biggest change for me fashionwise: Two piece ensembles are your BREAST friend.
Now, I wear dresses usually, right? And all year my body grew and grew with Baby Darling, I was still able to wear dresses, in fact... they were the best kind of pregz outfits for me. BUT, not anymore. SAD FACE. So, dear sewing friends, I will be spending the next few weeks brainstorming about the breastfeeding/comfortable holding baby fashion, and if you have any tips please let me know!
This wrap skirt was my first sewing stop off, only because I know my tummy and waist are still in flux. I'm graced with good genes (I think!) and great breastfeeding skills, so my uterus shrunk back to normal pretty quickly, and now it's just the extra skin that's moving around... so the wrap skirt can accommodate that easily before I'm back to my normal size. And I might not get back to my normal size! For the time being, I think adjustable and stretchy clothes are the way to go. But, totally please let me know if any style of outfit worked for you post baby!
I chose the striped fabric thinking it would look interesting as a wrap skirt, and I'm pretty happy with the diagonal & contrasty look of it. It's just an op shopped remnant that I've had for years, might have been from Sydney perhaps?
Fabric: Light linen, $4, thrifted
Pattern: Self drafted, but using Francesca DenHartog's Sew What! Skirts book
Notions: just thread
Time to complete: 1 hours over 3 days
First worn: November 2012
Wear again? Yes!
Total Cost: $4
SO looking forward to a few more sewing room adventures while the babe sleeps, might try the overlocker/stretchy fabric combo next!
Love to you on your weekend! xoxo