Another sewing day today.
I am working on a heavily altered version of this pattern. I have lengthened it, shortened the sleeves and completely changed them, and made the neckline higher and just a plain old neckline. I have made one already out of linen, and I love it. It is so comfortable and elegant and practical. I am looking foreword to sitting in my flower garden in the early summer in these dresses and enjoying all my children and my flowers.
Yesterday I dragged all of my apparatus back upstairs. I had been on a sewing hiatus since Thanksgiving. My last 2 babies have been born in the late fall and winter. I have plenty of cold weather maternity wear, so I have been happily and comfortably bundling up in that. But looking forward to spring is a bleak prospect in the attractive yet modest maternity department. Basically, I have nothing except a denim skirt and some t-shirts and 2 way to short Old Navy jersey maternity dresses which are only appropriate for dinking around the house.
I have looked in the maternity section of every thrift store I have been in the last 4 months. If I was depending on store bought clothing for myself, I would be in bleaker trouble. There has been nothing for a mama who desires to attire herself in something other than jeans and a low cut v neck top, or a maternity mini skirt. Ok, I did find 2 sweaters, that was good, but NOTHING else.
Since I have no $$$ to buy maternity clothes, and there are really none out there that suit me (i am a hard to fit mama) if I did, I thank God for the ability to alter a pattern and sew it up.