Alright – July was PANTS month in the land of Sew My Style! We were super excited to offer participants the choice of both the Lander Pants (and/)or the Forsythe Trousers this month, and I’ve loved seeing what everyone has made. From shorts to capris to full length pants, there are now quite a few of us who can say that we’ve actually made pants! And here’s a little backstory on mine.
Today, I’m excited to bring you my 3rd make as part of the IndieSew Blogger Team! This quarter, I chose to sew up the Anna Allen Lotte Blouse in a beautiful striped rayon crepe fabric. I received my fabric and pattern, with the intent of sewing this top up towards the middle or end of this month, but as soon as it arrived I couldn’t stop thinking of what a great 4th of July top it would make, so I sewed it up much quicker than planned! As anticipated, this was the perfect top for a summer holiday – the fabric was perfectly light and breezy, the pink and navy stripes were the perfect muted combo of good old American red, white, and blue, and the top was loose and comfortable enough to accommodate the baby bump, while still allowing me to feel stylish and put together!
So this baby is GROWING, and I’m getting to the point that the majority of my clothes just don’t fit anymore! I’ve invested in two cute pairs of maternity shorts, and between these, my scrubs, some knit dresses and a couple of Ogden Camis, I’m figuring out how to make it through the summer. However, I remembered that when I made my first Sew Caroline Coffeeshop Dress last summer, there was a great maternity hack provided by Caroline. I looked it back up, and was excited to get to work with some new fabric I got from a (pretty stinking large) haul from Knit Pop!
I’ve been eyeing the Kielo Wrap Dress forever, and this year’s #SewTogetherForSummer was exactly what I needed to finally get my butt into gear and purchase the pattern! As soon as the wrap dress theme was announced, I knew that I’d be using the Kielo, and was lucky enough to be able to use a discount code specifically made up for Sew Together for Summer! I’ve held onto the pattern since then, and I knew I’d just barely be able to squeeze my make in by the very last day – and here we are, just as planned, with a beautiful Kielo I finished and photographed last night! 🙂