Nursing Sleep Bras

DIY Nursing Sleep Bras + how to sew lingerie elastic

I've really gone of the sewing deep end, because I am about to post a picture of my underwear on the internet. Yes, you will be spared pictures of me modeling said underwear, because some things can be taken too far. I love the undergarment sewing trend that has taken the world by storm. I cannot wait to join the ranks of those who make every … [Read more...]

Rainbow of Tanks

Every wardrobe needs a rainbow of tank tops for summer time - sew fearless.com

I feel like these tank tops where a sewing break through for me. I had a major void in my maternity wardrobe and in less than two weeks I had filled it with 5 shirts. That is the beauty of having small but strong arsenal of basic wardrobe patterns. Any wardrobe deficiencies can be quickly remedied without the drudgery of muslining and … [Read more...]

Knit Skinny Binding Tutorial

Knit Skinny Binding Tutorial

I'm in a desperate sewing frenzy right now. It suddenly feels like summer and I have discovered that I have no summer maternity wear. Last week, I cracked down and sewed myself five Jalie racerback tanks. Unfortunately, my photographer-in-residence is busy with end-of-the-semester stuff anyways and we haven't had a chance to photograph the tanks being … [Read more...]

Blue Ginger Jeans

(maternity) Ginger Jeans - pattern by Closet Case Files, sewing by SewFearless.com

You know how I was going to totally conquer pants last year? Yeah. That certainly fell apart mid-year, didn't it? Stupid broken leg. Well, it turns out it doesn't get any easier trying to buy ready-to-wear MATERNITY jeans when you are 5'10" and not-so-petite in the hips. Either I have to not gain any weight at all in this pregnancy (HA!), resign myself … [Read more...]

Little Green Dress

little green dress

I actually made this dress to wear with my black blazer to my husband's work Christmas party. I abandoned it when I was 95% done for the following reasons The proportions didn't work with my blazer. It made me look way more pregnant than I was ready to admit to all of my husbands coworkers at the time. I felt like a giant Christmas tree. I'm … [Read more...]

SHMWC PROJECT #2: Maternity Tunic/Dress (McCall’s 6347)

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I have been getting all antsy and grumpy from sewing deprivation.The sewing room was not set up yet, but I decided to throw practicality to the wind and start taking over the rest of the house. I know! A whole room to myself and I was still ironing in the kitchen and dropping pins all over the living room. We do what we have got to do. Besides, I am … [Read more...]

SHMWC Project #1: All You Ever Wanted to Know About Matern-ifying Pants

materninating the pants - sewfearless.com

Is it bad for me to admit to owning jeggings? Is it a fashion faux pas? I bought them on a whim and then forgot to return them when I discovered that they reveal waaaaaayyyyyy more woman than I am comfortable with. Then I discovered that they are comfy, and then I started to wear them with a short dress, and I realized they did a great job covering my … [Read more...]

Sewing With A Plan: A Semi Handmade Maternity Wardrobe

Maternity Wardrobe Plan

I have dreamed of making myself a handmade wardrobe for years. Really it was my desire for it that started this whole Sew Fearless journey. The "trouble" is that whenever my weight normalizes and I roll up my sleeves to delve into sewing my own clothes... BAM! I'm pregnant again. Then, I'm putting off the wardrobe dream again for another year or … [Read more...]