It’s time for some serious football here in Dallas!! When OU and UT meet up for football every October, it’s a pretty big deal in my group of people. Despite living in Texas, my husband and I bleed crimson and cream, and I needed to make sure I had something to wear to this year’s gameday that would fit over this giant 36-week bump, and clearly let everyone know which side I’m on! See what I came up with on the blog this morning!
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.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been all about the Nikko Dress recently. I originally fell in love with this dress when it was released, but wasn’t yet quite comfortable enough with knits that I felt ready to jump into this project. As I’ve mentioned so many times before, becoming familiar with knits was one of my 2018 sewing goals, and I’ve definitely put a lot of work in towards that goal! Now that I’ve reached a comfortable place with knits, and the weather is starting to think about cooling down a bit, I was so excited to FINALLY make myself a Nikko Dress!
Two exciting things are mixed into my blog post today! I’ve recently partnered up with Stylish Fabric, and I am so excited to be sewing with and showing off some of their beautiful fabrics a few times a year. This is my first affiliate post with them, and I’m super excited to tell you a little more about the fabric I worked with. Secondly, but equally important, happy Sew My Style May Reveal Day! This one was quite an intriguing mystery to all of us for the first few months of the year. The Sew My Style Leader team was so excited to work with Deer & Doe by using one of their brand spanking new releases in our plans. I’ve loved seeing the beautiful versions of the Myosotis Dress pop up this month, and I’m excited to share mine with you today.