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

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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...]

Pina Nightie

Pina Nightie - Sewn by SewFearless.com

I think photos of yourself in a nightgown is probably the third most awkward thing to post on the internet, behind underwear and swimsuits.  Or maybe closeup shots of your clothes-fitting woes bumps it down to fourth place?  (Awkward in that I feel weird and self-conscious doing it. I wish I was a sewing body-positive rockstar, but I am still working my … [Read more...]

Stretch Yourself: Working With Stretch Lace

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Welcome to Sew Fearless! This post is part of the "Stretch Yourself" Series hosted by Mad Mim and One Little Minute. The topic today is STRETCH LACE and I get to have the pleasure of joining in on the fun. Be sure to check out my fellow Guest Contributor of the Day, Novita of Very Purple Person too! I went to the store with thinking about a funky … [Read more...]

SHMWC PROJECT #3: Maxi Skirt Fail

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It's okay to quit. While I was letting the frustrating tunic top cool off, I decided to tackle what I thought would be an easy-peasy project - the over-bump maxi from my Maternity Wardrobe plan. What could be more straight forward than a couple of rectangles sewn together? Never mind I have disliked every dirndl skirt I've tried on! Besides, … [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...]