sewing a Simplicity S8172 jacket in AGF Rayon from a Minerva Kit
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Sewing the S8172 Jacket with AGF Rayon – from a Minerva KIT!

Back at it with another sewing kit from Minerva today! This little jacket piece was perfect for my ever-growing belly! I’ve worn it a couple of times since making it, and it is the perfect pregnancy piece. I have really enjoyed pairing it with more figure-hugging pieces, like this midi dress seen here, or yesterday with a pair of (maternity) cigarette pants and a stretchy tank. It is flowy, light, and lovely!

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sewing the Chloe Top with AGF and Minerva
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FibreMood 15 – Chloe Top with AGF Poplin from Minerva

It is Fibre Mood Issue 15 Launch Day! Another great round of patterns from the team over at Fibre Mood, and I’m excited that I could yet again make one of these beautiful patterns work for my ever-growing belly now that will also be wearable in the future! I have been so happy to have had the opportunity to participate in many of the recent Fibre Mood launches, thanks to the versatility I’ve found in their patterns. Today, I’m excited to show you the Chloe Top – a one-shoulder top with a gathered asymmetrical bust line, featuring a big glorious bow on the shoulder. I’ve seen some great versions of this top – it is perfectly summery, can easily be lengthened into a dress, and dressed up or down!

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pattern testing the Mave Skirt with The Fabric Sales
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Testing the Mave Skirt Pattern with The Fabric Sales

One of my goals for 2021 has been to say yes to a few less collaboration projects – while I love them SO much, I often feel like I’m letting people down if I don’t complete my projects quickly enough, and then I feel stressed out about something that is normally my favorite mechanism for relaxation! That being said, I’m simply trying to be more mindful about the projects I do take on overall… Will it fill a gap in my wardrobe? Can I use it to make something I already wanted / planned to make? Is it different from what I already have on hand? Is the company one I’m excited to support? And lastly… Is it so extra special that I just can’t pass it up? This project, though, was a combination of 2 things that I was VERY excited to add to my list of collaborations this year!

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sewing a VFT Juniper Dress in Michael Miller critter jersey fabric
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Sewing a Toddler’s Critter Juniper Dress with Minerva

Between proactively preparing this pattern, a slight delay in delivery, and another bit of a delay in actual sewing, this dress turned into a cute tunic top! Once I’d finally sewn it, I went to get my girl dressed in her cute new dress and it turns out the coordinating leggings I’d sewn at the last moment were an excellent decision. In the months since I cut and pasted my pattern, this girl had GROWN! While the 2T still fit her perfectly width-wise, she had shot up like a weed recently and what was intended to be a dress is instead a very cute little tunic! It is crazy how quickly time passes. To be fair, she is pretty regularly in size 3T these days, but my brain hadn’t quite put all of that together when cutting out this dress. I was just happy to be so prepared!

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