I can’t believe this is now my fourth post of 2018 with the IndieSew Blogger Team! IndieSew has long been one of my favorite fabric and pattern sources, and it has been such a pleasure to be blogging with them over the past year. To close out this year’s IBT posts, I’ve got a super cute, super comfortable leggings and sweater combo – perfect to see me through the end of pregnancy, and some chillier weather on the other side!
As the weeks grow closer and closer, and my husband and I start thinking about preparing our hospital bags, I have been overwhelmed with all of the cute matching sets that are coming at me from every angle on Pinterest and Instagram! The mama in me wanted to order them all, but the sewist in me knew that I would cherish them so much more if I made them myself… So earlier this month, exactly 2 months from our little girl’s due date, I whipped up our first matching set – a comfortable knit robe for me to wear in the hospital, and a matching sleeper gown for baby! All topped with a big pink bow.
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!
If you happened to see yesterday’s blog post, then you know exactly what to expect today – the second half of my IndieSew Blogger Team post, and my first pair of leggings! I’ve paired up the Sloan Leggings by Hey June with this super great grey/black striped performance knit (both from IndieSew!) and made leggings to rival my favorite RTW pairs. I’m super excited to share the bottom half of this outfit with you all today.