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...]

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

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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

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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...]

Adding Nursing Openings to Empire Waist – Tutorial

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I present to you an... Nursing so stealthy, you might as well be called "Ninja." OK. Maybe not that stealthy, but it is pretty sneaky and to doesn't require baring the entirety of your upper chest or your belly to nurse. I bought I top like this from Motherhood way back, and it is still my favorite Sadly, they don't seem to make this style anymore. … [Read more...]

“Best Worn Barefoot” Smock Apron – The Tutorial

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Two more weeks. The time in pregnancy when nothing fits anymore but there isn't enough time left to make buying anything new worth it. Fortunately, there is at least one thing left that in the house that still fits me - my smock apron, and it's a good thing too because this beach ball under my shirt is always getting spilled on. I hesitate in calling … [Read more...]