Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Surprise!


Or maybe not? A few friends were not surprised when I called them up with the big news. Perhaps you're as observant as they are and have noticed a bit of a bump in my recent photos?

I found out I was pregnant almost exactly 24 hours after learning that I was selected for the Fabric Mart Fabricista contest. It was my own special kind of challenge to sew garments, photograph myself, and be judged all while trying to hide a baby bump that grew a lot faster than the last time around (apparently you show sooner with a second pregnancy...who knew? Not me!). Pretty much any photo of me that you've seen in the last three months, I'm sucking in my belly as much as possible!


Expect a change of pace here on the blog over the next few months (or year...). I'm struggling with the question of what to sew, as all my fancy fall wardrobe plans went out the window. My thought is to make some maternity clothes with stash fabrics that I don't totally love, or to make a dent in my upcycle bag. Luckily for me I still have a small amount of maternity clothing from my previous pregnancy, which was also over fall/winter. Currently, I'm working on a coat, since my old winter standby is too fitted to make it through a pregnancy. 

Muslin for B6104

Baby #2 will be arriving in May, just in time for me to run happily back to all my me-made summer dresses. Would it be crazy to sew that far ahead? I'm sure my coat will keep me busy for a while, but I have no queue in front of me for the first time ever!

10 comments:

  1. OMG I KNEW IT! I thought it but was all...hmmm...in the pink dress!

    Wooooohoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Congrats on #2 Beth!!! Here's to an easy, peasy pregnancy and delivery!

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    1. Haha that week was SO hard! A challenge about fit when my body was literally changing every day?! That was a tough one :)

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  2. Haha, no wonder you decided to make that maternity dress! I get it now!

    CONGRATULATIONS! I love that you will have another little one in your life.

    Definitely sew ahead, just make sure you have that access for breastfeeding (if you breastfeed). :)

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    1. Yes, I had an ulterior motive on that one ;)

      I keep thinking about cowl necklines, they're so convenient for breastfeeding that I'll probably fill my closet with them!

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    2. Did you recently say you were going to make M6612?? If that wasn't you...that cowl is fantastic. It's not low when you're standing but it dips down enough (IMO!) for nursing.

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  3. You did a good job sucking in it because I was surprised!
    Congrats!! Are you going to find out what your having or keep it a surprise?

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    1. Last time we didn't find out and it was so fun! Drove all our relatives crazy, too :)

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  4. So happy for you! Yes, summer dresses, what fun you can have and then be all prepared.
    :-)

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    1. It will be nice to have something new to wear when I'm back to a normal shape!

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  5. CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm so happy for all of you :) Perhaps you can savour the feeling of not having a sewing queue in front of you for a while? It's such a rare thing for us over-enthusiastic seamstresses :D

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