I am so sick of winter. It’s been snowy and cold and… is my quarantine showing? But in all seriousness, this has been a tough winter on everyone.
Just to keep things interesting, I had a baby in December. A pandemic wasn’t tough enough, right? She’s the light of my life, but she’s really good at being a baby (clingy, cranky… the whole bit). I’m thankful that my husband will still take her after a long day of work. It gives me time to sew!
The pattern is simple and fits great. One day I’ll prove that with a photo, but my seven week postpartum body is not ready for that. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very proud of what I accomplished, but I’m not ready. Speaking of my body: I had to remove the “fling” part of this top. The ruffle didn’t suit me (as a solid 5’9″ woman, ruffles never suit me but I never learn), so I just left it out and lengthened it a bit. My favourite part is the tie detail at the back, as there’s no gaping at the front or sides.
This ditzy floral cotton looks a bit Little Home on the Prairie-ish, but I think the halter style balances it out nicely. I finished the seams with my serger to keep things simple. I don’t have a lot time of these days and it’s much quicker than a rolled hem. I’ll probably only roll a hem on formal garments from now on.
Making clothes is tricky right now. Not only are we in quarantine, but I’m not even sure what size I’ll be when summer rolls around. Once everything has settled, I have so many plans for jumpsuits, dresses and fitted tops. In the meantime, get ready for a lot of flouncy tops, elasticized waists and baby clothes. Who am I kidding… elasticized waists are the new normal.
Stay safe and happy sewing!