So, you want to know how it went? Well I got the job!!! I am super excited about this, and know that this new role will make it much easier to juggle motherhood with a career. I am still working for my same employer, but just in a completely new role that uses my current skills and will also stretch me to learn some new things.
Now that I've got my career all figured out I decide it was about high time that I planned out some sewing projects for this growing bump of mine. I've been shopping once for maternity clothes and wasn't super impressed by what I saw so I'm a little more motivated to start sewing some things for myself.
First up is a super cute shirtwaist dress. Wait, that's not a maternity pattern, you say! You are correct, but I've heard that shirtwaist dresses are great for nursing once the baby is here. I've also heard that the average new mother walks out of the hospital looking like she did at four months. Since I am a few weeks away from four months, this is the perfect time to make a dress that will fit me for a little while now - and then once the baby is here. I will be able to count on at least one non-maternity item that I can feel good in as I work towards losing the baby weight. The fact that this dress is sleeveless is perfect because it will be the middle of summer when I want to wear it again.
|I like version 1 on the left.|
|So the navy does not photograph really well, but the patterns do!|
There you have it, some of my current sewing plans. Though if history is any indication of what is to come, I can plan on completing two of the three projects (or three of the four, depending on whether I choose the Megan Nielsen patterns or the Butterick wrap dress).
What do you want to see me sew? Would you go for the Butterick wrap dress or the two Megan Nielsen patterns? Any advice from current moms on what would be the most useful things to sew for myself. (Spring and Summer is when I will be in my third trimester).
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