Five more weeks and the beach ball keeps getting bigger! As it should. Thirty weeks usually signals that I’m nearing the end and it’s probably time I should prepare for baby. But this time around I’ve got a child about to enter Kindergarten (woa, real school!), another one at home about to homeschool pre-school, and lots more maternity sewing to do. Plus, the toddler who doesn’t seem to be thrilled about the potential for someone younger than her taking up mama’s lap. Or really, anyone taking mama’s lap.
Sorry Sew Thrifty has become maternity sewing overload lately. But, sewing all these maternity garments has given me a TON of confidence to sew for myself a lot more now. In fact, I’m getting jealous of my maternity wardrobe. So, I’m going to have to step it up once I’m no longer pregnant and sew some awesome things for myself. For today we have a raglan and some more culottes.
Over the past year I’ve been blogging off and on still trying to figure out just what kind of sewing blog I’d like to portray. (And what I have time for!) In the end, I know I want to encourage other potential sewists out there to start sewing, keep sewing, and finding ways to afford sewing. Today, I used four free tutorials to create a unique look for this shirt. No money was shelled out for patterns and all of these tutorials are easily found online. In fact, I’m completely self-taught and find most of what I need to teach myself online.
Yes, that’s right, $3. And no, it’s not upcycled. Or thrifted. Well, ok, it’s kinda thrifted. I found the fabric at a salvage store. So, technically, the fabric is new, but was about to be thrown out, so I snagged it. And it’s not just any fabric….it’s a jersey sheet!
I absolutely *love* dressing for the Fourth of July. It’s the only holiday I dress for and I tend to go all out (including painting my nails to look like American flags). Don’t ask me why I love looking like an American flag though because I’m really not that patriotic. Sorry, but it’s the truth. I love Jesus more than my country. Anyway….you’re here to check out my fun outfits, and I’m so glad you came!
The beach ball is growing! I attempted to do fun pregnancy photos with all my pregnancies, but for some reason it’s actually coming together this time around. Who would have thought the 4th baby would get all this attention?! But, it’s really neat to have this special progression with my 4th and (possible) last child.
Here we are at 25 weeks:
It’s definitely summer here in Mississippi, and I’m avoiding going outside. I know that’s terrible because being outside is so good for the soul, but man it’s hard to stay sane in this outrageous heat being pregnant. This is my third Mississippi summer pregnancy and I know how to manage. AC and popsicles are my friend. BUT, my kiddos love being outside and the heat doesn’t bother them, so if we do go out, it’s to the pool or beach!
If you ever doubt whether sewing can save you money or be inexpensive, come check out all these ideas that I’ve made for less than one dollar!
It’s summer time here and I love having more time to craft with my kiddos. Plus, as they age, they can do more every year. This was a craft I did with my son last year and am just now sharing it with you. (So, yea, his hair is a lot longer and he looks so young!) Perhaps we need to make a new shirt this year and let his sister join in the fun too. But, enough about that, let’s get going to a fun tutorial you can do with your kids – freezer paper graphics!