Sew Many Projects

cardigan: target
dress: target maternity (circa 2009)
belt: cozy
flats: h&m (hand me down from little sister)
For some reason I haven’t been feeling like sewing the last few weeks. Pulling out the sewing machine and all my projects just seemed like SO much effort; plus I was reading a bunch of good books that I couldn’t put down, so sewing got put on the back burner for a bit.

Then it hit 90 degrees last week, and my baby bump was right in the middle of the “almost-a-bump-but-looking-more-like-a-muffin-top-or-tire” phase, and I couldn’t find a single thing in my closet that didn’t make me feel awful and was lightweight enough for summer.

So now I’ve got a major sewing itch and a million ideas for summer tops, skirts, and dresses (that would work for maternity and non) flying through my brain. This weekend I’m fabric hunting like a crazy woman, and over the next few weeks I’ll be pumping out projects and tutorials like nobody’s business.

Brace yourselves.

  • You look great. I love those colors together, I love your hair, and I love the hint of the baby bump.

    Also, looking forward to your sewing projects!

  • Awww, well you look fantastic and can't wait to see your new sewing projects!!! PS – My mom made me the pencil skirt DIY that you have on here and it's fantastic I love it! We did it in a pale blue. Soon enough I'll get my own machine. =) xoxo A-

  • I love the purple dress! Can't wait to see your sewing projects πŸ™‚


  • The purple dress is so pretty on you and I LOVE your striped flats! Can't wait to see what projects you come up with πŸ™‚

    The Tiny Heart

  • Your so pretty! πŸ™‚ And I can't wait to see what you sew! I am getting a sewing machine for my birthday and I love to see what is possible to sew πŸ™‚

  • Can't wait to see what you create! This dress is so pretty and perfect on your growing belly!

  • These are some of the most flattering pictures I think you've taken yet. You look gorgeous.

  • Yeah for some maternity related sewing tutorials! I am 22 weeks along and I am with you and the "everything makes me feel awful or is too hot or doesn't cover the girls enough to wear out in public" problem. I am looking forward to your tutorials.

  • Can't wait to see what you make! I wish I was that talented!

  • Yessss. So excited.

  • Oh cant wait to see what you sew up!
    BTW I think this dress looks lovely on you.


  • I just love this outfit! you are adorable.

  • It's so funny that we randomly have the same shoes from like 4 years ago πŸ™‚ love em. Also, jewel tones are great on you! Cant wait to see your new projects!

  • JMc

    Looks like I finished cleaning off my desk and turning it into sewing table just in the knick of time! lol. Really cute outfit today too btw!

  • Really excited to see your creations! I need to make myself so many new clothes!

  • I love those colors! You have a great blog – I enjoy reading it!

  • I love this look! You are so adorable! Random question: can non-pregnant women get away with wearing maternity dresses? Would you ever wear (or have you ever worn) this dress without a bun in the oven?

    Can't wait for the upcoming posts!

  • I love the creative outbursts πŸ™‚

  • No one else wants to know what books you've been reading?! I'm always looking for something good to read, so spill the beans, please!

    Oh, and I'm also looking for some sewing inspiration, too! Can't wait to see what's in your brain.

  • You look so happy at the pictures! =)
    Those colors are perfect for you and I love the dress!
    Can wait to see your creations πŸ˜‰

    *Ma vie en rose*

  • Love the color combo you're wearing – so pretty! And can't wait to see your new projects πŸ™‚

    The Other Side of Gray

  • Can't wait! Always love your stuff πŸ™‚

  • Renee:

    My mom got me hooked on Kate Morton books! I've read The Distant Hours (best novel I've read in years), and The Forgotten Garden (also fantastic). Then for my bookclub, I read The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery (so sweet). I also recently read Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (so amazing).

    Happy reading πŸ™‚