Hello everyone, I’m so sorry for the big gap since my last post on here. Whilst this little space on the internet has been gathering more dust that Miss Havisham’s banquet table I have been busy moving to a little chalet bungalow in the woods and making it to the halfway mark of my first pregnancy! What with various ‘new- house issue’s and the extreme tiredness that seems to have come hand in hand with making this little person I haven’t really had my brain in a nice calm creative place conducive to much sewing or blogging. On the plus side the hubby and I are now experts on septic tanks, gas tanks and dodgy water pressure! We love our new little house and are very happy to be starting our family here in the fresh air!
I will be back very soon with the final installation of Fun With Fit for any of you who have been patiently waiting for it but first I thought I would share my first maternity make with you all.
Excuse the slight crumpledness, its made from a lovely softer than soft cotton batiste that feels like the well loved cotton of a vintage dress but does get a little wrinkly when worn, to me the feel of the stuff it is totally worth it. I bought this fabric from The Cotton Patch and embroidered it on my beloved husqvarna.
I used Mettler 60 wt cotton thread and coats 50wt cotton for the embroidery as they give a much less shiny, more hand-worked look than the more commonly used rayon embroidery threads.
This is a slghtly altered version of the first sewing pattern I have released which is the Emmeline tee. I made this more baby-bump friendly simply by slashing and spreading the width of the hem, I took photos as I did this and will do a tutorial soon as its exactly the same alteration one would perform for wider hips or a fuller tummy. As my bump grows a different alteration will be required for patterns like this where the front is lengthened in order for the hem to remain parallel to the floor despite the bump pulling the fabric up. This works for the time being though as the baby really isn’t huge yet I just seem to be rapidly expanding all over because I cant stop baking biscuits…!
I also added a back yoke to this particular tee, partly as it made the embroidery I wanted to add to the back look a bit more at home and partly because I didn’t have enough fabric to cut the back out in one piece!
Emmeline is now available in printed form as well as PDF which I am so happy about as I know a lot of people (myself included) prefer this to printing out and sticking together all those pages. For a chance to receive a free copy just make sure you are following me either on facebook or instagram and pop a comment below, I will pick a reader at random! 🙂
After a few tangles in the brambles and a run in with his first tick Gatsby has well and truly adjusted to life as a country pooch and is delighted with his new garden 🙂
Thanks for reading