About Me

South Louisiana
I have been married for 20 years to a great husband and we have 8 children ranging in age from 1 to 18 years. I am a homeschooling mom, which can be very challenging. I love sewing, knitting, reading, gardening and have recently started oil painting. I love to create. I really want to have a blog to show off some of the stuff I create, but I also want to share about my life and family. email me at ctrich8@bellsouth.net

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Weekend Sewing


After seeing all of the great projects from the book Weekend Sewing, I broke down and bought it. I don't buy many sewing books, I would love to, but it isn't usually in my budget. This book was well worth the money. There are at least 6 projects in there that I plan on making. My first project was the Trapeze Sundress. Except, I shorted it to a tunic. I just took 8 inches off the bottom of the pattern. I did have to shorten the pockets after doing this though, because they stuck out from the bottom of the shirt.

I am not sure if I made an error when I was copying the pattern or it is just the way the top fits, but I had a problem with the top gaping badly. I just put a box pleat in the middle and that seemed to solve the problem. I had to make a size large *gasp* to fit around my chest, which made it very tent like. This is fine right now, since I am pregnant lol However, if I was making this when not preggo, I would narrow the sides down a little. Of course, if I weren't pregnant, my boobs wouldn't be so darn big and I would probably fit in a medium lol

These pictures are not so great, I took them at the end of a long day. I was tired and not in the mood, which shows on my face lol Also, pictures kind of freak me out right now, I don't realize how *full* my face, chest and arms are until I see a picture of myself. I probably should have just left my head out of the shot, but Sydney didn't listen to me, and I didn't feel like cropping. I actually wore a white cardigan over the tunic, but wanted to photograph it without. Here is another belly shot, I am 21 weeks. ( Oh, and please excuse the crap under the patio. This is what was in the garage and it is being stored here until dh can build a new shed. Our old one was crushed by a tree in Hurricane Gustav. Sydney wasn't supposed to get this in the picture either.)

16 comments:

Cassie said...

You are looking so cute. Love the top and love that little belly bump even more.

Take care,
Cassie

jona said...

Tonya,
You look beautiful!! I don't see any "fullness" in your arms, but what...ever! ;)
That top is darling and I really love the fabric. The box pleat was a smart idea!

Angie said...

Very cute.... I wish I had taken the time to sew myself some maternity clothes when I was pregnant. They always look better than the store bought stuff. I am so tall, and my shirts never felt long enough. Oh well... :)

Great Job... and so glad you are feeling well enough to be sewing again :)

RachelQ said...

I like the top. I think you look great!!!

I am going to have to look at the book again. I know how you feel about buying books.

Marie said...

You're so brave taking pictures while pregnant...I don't like preggo pics of me. I filled out everywhere! But you look fabulous for baby #8, I don't see what you're talking about. That top turned out cute...looks like a great comfy maternity top and the print is cute too. Great job!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the top - such a nice fabric and a very practical design for your hot summer! You look glowing - over the half way mark !!

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Jillybean said...

The top is cute, and you look great!

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LauraJ said...

you are so beautiful! A mom of 7? wow! in the first picture I thought you for 15. :) The top is very pretty. Oh and look for the heather ross website. There are many errata (errors) in the book of weekend sewing.

myinspired♥{sandra} said...

beautiful top.....and you look gorgeous! :)


Happy Mother's Day!

Jessica said...

That top turned out great. This weekend I bought fabric to make the same thing...hopefully I'll get working at it soon!

♥ KNITTING ART said...

Hi Tonya,
Congratulations!
Thank you for sharing these pictures.

Nice to meet you here in Blogger. I like knitting and sewing too...

karin said...

I love it! I actually just ordered Weekend Sewing and am super excited about all the projects to do!

Nuts To You! said...

I had to buy Weekend Sewing as well after reading about it. The only thing I have had time to make from it was the checkbook, but I am excited to make so many of the things!!

Shawna