Friday, 25 November 2011

Maternity Dress

Did I mention I'm pregnant.  6 months and I absolutely refuse to spend money on maternity wear - expensive clothing that I'm only going to wear for a couple of months.  So far I've managed to make do with tunic style dresses but as my bump grows my wardrobe gets smaller. 

This in mind I made this little number following this tutorial.

Unfortunately it didn't photograph well but I must say I'm pleased with the results.  The top is a t-shirt my friend didn't want anymore and the bottom is an extra large mans t-shirt that cost £2.50.  £2.50 is the most I'm willing to spend on maternity wear.  I actually feel quite stylish in it as opposed to like a big pregnant butter eating lump. (My biggest craving!) 

Extra large t-shirts in America are clearly a lot larger than extra large t-shirts in the UK and I had no need for elastic at the waist, it fits nicely but I'm not sure it will last me through to 9 months.  I've since bought an extra-extra large t-shirt to make another, I'm going to see if I can make this one breast feeding friendly like these boob tops.  Nursing wear is another thing I do not want to have to spend money on.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Christmas Knickers

I decided to make my three sisters and my mother a pair of knickers for christmas.  I'm fairly pleased with the outcome, I think they definately reflect my three sisters diverse personalities.  I'm not so sure about my mothers, I think they're lovely but I can't imagine she'll wear them, they sit quite low and she tends to favour the variety of knickers that comes up to your chin!

Superman knickers for my youngest sister.  Unfortunately they didn't photograph too well but I'm really pleased with how they turned out, they really remind me of her.

These are for my mother, I like the vintage feel.

For my sister who's into her animal print and red lipstick.  They're a stretch pattern and as I couldn't find any animal print jersey I used swimming costume material - didn't work great, it was a bit too thick, but the overall eggect is pretty much what I was after.

These you may recognise as a Colette Madeline.  Not, unfortunately, a good example.  I used a cotton voile which was a bugger to work with.  The waist line looks far to big to me but I tried them and they were too small so they should be ok on her as she's tiny.  I think the legs may be too small.  Never mind, I'll be armed with needle, thread and more black ribbon on Christmas day and may spend the afternoon altering them in front of Christmas telly.