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.
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.
I finally feel like I’m getting into a good groove with choosing patterns that are versatile for me from work to weekend wear and it’s no different with the Coram Dress by Allie Olson of Indiesew. As with her other two patterns, Allie really nailed it with this top/dress pattern between the simple silhouettes and the opportunity to practice valuable sewing techniques. Continue reading “Coram Dress with Indiesew”
The Named Tuuli dress caught my eye when it released in 2016. I loved the fitted bodice paired with the pleated skirt, so it was added to my sewing list right away. However, I’m just now getting around to sewing it up! That seems to be the case for a lot of my sewing plans: add it to the list, sew it (at least) a year later. At least it’s getting sewn now, right?
Remember a while back when I professed my newfound love of shirtdresses? Well that love has increased even more after having finished my first Alder Shirtdress. This will be a short post because I really don’t have much to say other than I think its fabulous and I want a million more.