Maternity Allison

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Though I’ve already made 2 swimsuits, it still feels like a challenge to make one.  Especially when the instructions are not so clear.

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My big mistake was that I’ve noticed the measuring square on the pattern was 9 cm instead of 10 cm, and somehow, out of laziness, didn’t fix the print settings. I’ve probably thought, oh just a centimeter… but the thing is it does matter.  and so it turned out way smaller then it should have.


To transform it to a maternity swimsuit, I slashed the front pattern between the waist and lower edges ,and added about 7 cm. When sewing, I gathered it to fit the length of the back.


In the end I can say that I’m pretty happy with the result, but it probably won’t fit me soon, and also I have to keep an eye on my boobs to see they are not peeking from the side. (that’s what happens when you’re too lazy to reprint the pattern).


I think I will make Allison again, but this time I will follow the instructions on the Burda video web seminar, not the written ones, because I found them easier.



Maternity clothes again!

So… yes… haven’t been here for a while.

I won’t grumble about how tired I am being a mom for a 1.5 year old baby and 7 months pregnant. Instead I want to tell you that lately I manage to find the energy to sew.

It might be related to our Crete holiday, which I really really wanted to have some new hand made garments to show off and feel good about. So lately I sew. a lot. (well you know, comparing…).

So this is the first garment I want to show you.


The pattern is from burda 05/2014.

The dress is very floaty and comfortable, and was very easy to sew.

I can even walk around without a bra because it shapes the bust very nicely with the gathering in the front.



Belly profile 🙂


The sweet love of my life!!



Baby is sleeping… good time to go eating. Only problem you can’t pass the sidewalk with that giant trunk!!