I’m pregnant. Like super pregnant. Like a month +/- until we add a fourth baby to our house. I don’t think I’ve shared that tid bit of information. Simple truth, when you are pregnant with your fourth baby and your oldest child is only 5 and starting kindergarten and you have one in preschool and one massive 2 year old with you all the time, well, you basically drop off the face of the earth in exhaustion.
I did not complete all of my 2016 make nine goals. I’ll have a recap post of that soon, but the main reason was pregnancy. Gaining 40+ pounds (and still having a month+ to go) isn’t really inspiration to make all the clothes.
This baby is coming out in February. I’ll be nursing another baby, hopefully shedding some if not all of this 40+ lbs, and getting back to some semblance over the course of 2017. I’m not going to stress about “getting back to work” this time. I’m going to take care of me. The last baby spent a good year plus trying to kill me and as soon as I thought I was better, BOOM, pregnant. 😂
Okay, so goal #1. Make new baby a quilt and a blanket, but that’s not on the make nine list. My make nine list will probably not be looked at until post-baby. And that’s ok. I pulled all of them from my collection of already owned patterns and they are all patterns I have yet to try. They are all selfish sew projects except one, which is for ptb because he never gets the fun stuff made for him.
From Left to Right:
- Seamwork Jane
- Seamwork Eugene
- Seamwork Almada
- Colette Wren
- Colette Myrtle
- Seamwork Ida
- Colette Mabel
- Colette Zinnia
- Seamwork Margo
I’m mostly going for building a breastfeeding friendly handmade wardrobe with a few treat pieces. I already have fabric purchased for all of these projects. Now, it’s just time to start building! First up will probably be the Almada. Seems like the perfect lounge piece for right after baby!
If you are unfamiliar with Seamwork patterns, they come from a digital magazine subscription every month for just $6, along with articles, techniques, and creative ideas that make sewing a pleasure. Each issue includes 2 new patterns, but you can use the pattern credits to “purchase” any of the patterns in the Seamwork library. Or save them and use them toward a Colette pattern. They are all fairly quick and simple sews and I am obsessed. All of my links above to Seamwork patterns are referral links. You’ll get 1/2 off your first month by using my link. That means $3 for 2 patterns. How could you pass it up? And if you choose to sew one of them, we already have a friend to share our make with!
Wish me luck! If you are participating in the #2017makenine and have posted about it, comment below with a link to your post! I would love to check it out and follow your progress. Hopefully I’ll have a 2016 makes progress list ready to share with you soon ☺️