Tuesday, 23 February 2016

A Brief Pause, and New Requirements

It has been a little quiet on the blog front.

There have been several reasons for this brief pause.

For one thing, we've been renovating and redecorating our whole house. Every room. It's been a bit busy, and for a short while my sewing room was acting as an improvised kitchen. (We're nearly there, the bathroom starts in a fortnight).

Then, in November I learned that we were expecting. This did two things which slowed me down. One, was that it made me very, very tired. So instead of coming home and sewing, instead I came home and had a 'little nap' on the sofa until dinner time, followed by another little nap, followed by bedtime. 

The other thing which it did was re-wire my thinking around food. Despite the fact that I was nauseous, food suddenly became much more interesting than it has every been in the history of my world thus far. Instead of daydreaming about darts and stripes and shapes for clothing, I started daydreaming about dumplings and lasagne. The creative part of my brain had to step aside for a while.

However, the worst of the sleepiness has now passed. I can focus on things I can't eat. And I have new requirements. Since is petite fit is a niche, and maternity clothing is a niche, and super-petite maternity clothing isn't really even a thing that exists, I have zero choice but to archive the 30 - 40 handmade dresses currently in the wardrobe, and whip up a few things. 

First up - simple dress and waterfall cardigan. 

I've been meaning to make a waterfall cardigan forever. This one was self drafted from my basic t-shirt pattern. More on that later. I'm off for a nap.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations!
    Looking forward to more maternity wear. Good thing you are an expert with knits!