Did you know that Minerva now offers KITS?! This was my first opportunity to work with one of them, and it was such a great experience. Minerva starts by pairing patterns with ideal fabrics. Then, they send a nice little package straight to your door, complete with everything you need to make the garment you’ve chosen. In this case, my kit arrived with a lovely paper copy of the Tilly and the Buttons Indigo Dress pattern, the exact amount of fabric needed to sew the dress, interfacing, needles, and matching thread. A beautiful fabric and pattern pairing, made as simple and convenient as possible!
Happy Tuesday! I’m officially 27 weeks along today, which means I’ve entered the THIRD TRIMESTER! It’s so hard to wrap my head around – it feels like our due date is so far away yet also so very, very near. We’ve definitely felt a little less urgency during this pregnancy, likely because it is our second and everything isn’t entirely new and unknown, and we’ve just now started working on planning out the nursery and moving furniture around. However, even though we’ve had the peace of mind to take some things a little slower this time around, I feel like my belly is growing even faster than it did the first time around, and maternity-friendly patterns are a MUST! I worked with a lovely Rib Knit from Stylish Fabric to create the comfiest maternity dress.
Ever since I had the opportunity to travel through Italy and Spain, I’ve loved olive leaves. In person, Olive Trees are so beautiful – the colors are unusual and catch my eye every time, and the leaves are so small and dainty. When I saw this olive leaf print from Art Gallery Fabrics, I knew I wanted it in my wardrobe. The color palette is so pretty – though I’ve still not been quite able to figure out my own personal color palette, I do always find that I feel great about the way greens look on me, and I find myself drawn to them. This print has a great balance of bright and muted tones, and I feel like it is lovely for summer.
I’ve seen so many pregnant ladies looking very cute in midi-length tank dresses, so I reached out in a Maternity Sewing Group on Facebook to ask what patterns some of the sewists there had loved for similar silhouettes. I came back with a few great ideas, one of them being the Made for Mermaids Ruby Dress! This one caught my eye originally because of the cute, thinner straps… But also because many of those who suggested it confirmed that they or their loved one comfortably wore this dress through much of pregnancy without any maternity modifications! I’ve mentioned this before, with my last pregnancy, but the idea of sewing something that I will only be able to wear for a couple of months makes me so sad – I want the option to wear it forever! So this one seemed like a winner.