Saturday, December 22, 2012

Ginger is 98%..................

After a false start (the ultrasound place changed our appointment time without telling us!), we now have confirmation that we have a little boy on the way!
It was a little bit of a shock to me as I was convinced I was having a little girl, I now have warmed up to the idea of a curly red headed little boy, like Ben, who will wear courtesy of me, little overalls and check shirts, and cute, cute outfits.
Last night I bought the book sewing for boys, has anyone used it?
Now that we have found out Ginger's sex, I am going to start organizing my ideas in regards to the nursery. As I said in my previous post, I plan on basing the room around Sara Jane's Out to Sea theme if it was a boy. The colour pallet at this will be cream, blues, red and white.

I honestly can't wait to make or have a quilt out of the fabrics Sarah Jane has available. Has anyone seen any nice quilts in a nautical theme so I can get ideas.

Etsy and pin interest are two great place to get inspiration and ideas. I plan to make curtains, bunting, some cushions, bibs, a cover seat for my toy chest I had as a child and maybe a quilt, if I can't make the quilt, I'm going to commission it. Looking at you Rachel!
If you have any opinions on what I need or don't for the nursery I would be grateful as I don't have a clue, apart from a comfortable chair, cot, change table, wardrobe and pram of course!

Thanks for reading. 
Kat x

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Count me in!

To do the Hollyburn skirt with the ever lovely Rachel from My Messings.

The sew along starts around the 21st of January. Check out Rachel's blog for more information!
I have some lovely wool from Darn Cheap and the Cloth shop, that would be great for post pregnancy in winter, I'll need to guess the waist size, but I have plenty of fabric for both to re cut the correct size later on.

I hope you sew along too!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Maternity Plan.

Ladies, thank you so much for your well wishes, I was really touched by all the lovely comments.
I'm sorry I haven't reply to all of them, I have been frantically busy at work. Weekends seem to be as bad, I just want to drop relax, but with Christmas fast approaching I can't find the time. Thankfully I have sometime off from the 24th, this is the first year that I won't have to work over the holiday period.

This is the Christmas and onwards sewing plan, slightly ambitious given my lack of energy these days, but I hope to make the staples of my maternity wardrobe rather than buying majority of it.
I'm excited to be making the ruched maternity shirt, I have some cute pineapple yellow summer weight ponti and black and cream striped fabric purchased from Clegs, that will be perfect for this pattern.
I am wondering if an FBA will be needed. What are your thoughts, FBA yay or nay?

I've traced the parfait pattern, and made some maternity adjustments, I plan to make a top for a wearable toile and if it wears well I'll make the dress, which will be handy when nursing.

The simplicity pattern I have already made in blue polka dot woven fabric (view D), it was very cute, however when I went to wear it last Saturday, I found it didn't fit. I did some quick measuring to find out my bust had increased by another inch onto the 3 inches since I've been pregnant! Dear me, how far can you push bust adjustments? More than 5cm?

The burda maternity ruche skirt is a winner for me, this is completely work related, I think it will compliment the ruched shirt nicely. I'm yet to find fabric that will be suitable, but I think the navy will be perfect for work.

I bought this pattern off Sew Squirrel, I did have plans to make it, however this is now on the bottom of my list, I loved it when I bought it but not so much, why you ask? I have no idea.

I'm attending a wedding and an swanky engagement party in late January, I've decided I'll only be making one dress for both events, but I can't think of a pattern I want to make, I'm thinking a dressy maxi, as a long dress requires less beauty work (again limited time and energy to look nice. lol) Any advice on a easy maternity pattern or non maternity that I can alter?

I really love this leona edmiston dress, although its not a maternity style, I think it would flatter my bump. I don't think there is a chance of finding a similar style in a pattern that can be modified, so its not on the list.

Anyways, thats the plan, come what may.  Once again, thank you for all your well wishes!