If you’ve been reading my blog lately, you know that I love a good pattern that is easily versatile and the Panama Tee Dress also by Alina Design Co is just that.
When I posted my Lodo dress I mentioned that I had no plans other than one dress to make specifically for maternity wear. Today I’m sharing that one dress with you! Thankfully, this dress will still be wearable post-pregnancy making this a great addition to my handmade wardrobe.
What do you do when you hit a rough patch during one of your sewing projects? For the longest time I’d just forge ahead, usually until I made the problem worse and then angrily shove the project aside until I could bring myself to look at it again. This was almost one of those times. Instead, sewing the Hampton Jean Jacket taught me it’s okay not to forge ahead, but rather take the time to rationally discover answers to mistakes I create for myself. Continue reading “Hampton Jean Jacket + Seamly Basic Tee with Indiesew”
Since announcing my pregnancy, a lot of my friends and family have asked me if I’m making a lot of maternity clothing, and the answer is always no. There’s one dress I plan on making a couple maternity modifications on, but other than that I really don’t see the point in making something that I’ll really only wear for the next three months at this point. I’d much rather focus on making garments that will still work while I’m pregnant and, more importantly, once I give birth. Now, I may think differently looking back on it, but at this point I’d much rather make things that work for my current state, and the Lodo Dress by True Bias fits the bill.
When I did my first Make+Replace post I had zero intentions of waiting over a year to do my second one (see my first one, here). I suppose these posts just don’t come around that often unless it strikes me that I’m going to be making something very similar to something that’s already in my wardrobe. Make+Replace involves taking the newly handmade item and replacing the similar RTW item. And by replace, I typically mean completely remove from my wardrobe and donate it so there are no temptations to bring it back into rotation.