I’ve been sewing up a storm lately, since I know in a few short weeks my sewing time is going to be drastically reduced. I am about 2 weeks from my due date and I am so excited to meet this little person! I still haven’t packed my hospital bag– mostly because everything that I would pack is currently in use. I did however just make two new things for myself to pack in my bag.
The first was a pair of Margot Pajamas from Tilly’s book, Love at First Stitch. I really want to make every pattern that is included in this book. I figured the pajamas would be a good place to start, especially since I’ve been wearing the same pair of pajamas over and over and over for the last few months. I made these based off of my current hip measurement, but I wish I’d graded out one more size in the hips. This pattern has a pretty straight leg and I’m used to my Tofino pants that have more of a hip curve.
I am hoping that it won’t be long before I lose some of the baby weight and these fit perfectly. I used a quilting cotton that has been languishing in my stash for over a year now. I bought it with the intention of using it for a dress, but it was too stiff/heavy. It worked out well for pajama pants, though. My only modification was to use elastic in the waist instead of a drawstring.
The second item I made was a new pair of Hudson Pants. I really wore my black maternity Hudsons a lot, until my belly got to the point where it needed more support. I am so excited to say goodbye to these full panel maternity pants that I’ve been wearing but I know nothing I own will fit for a while. I may just rotate between my Hudson pants for a few months, but that is OK with me. These were made from some navy interlock that I got at Joann fabrics. I used a navy with green polka dot jersey for the pocket trim. I didn’t do the topstitching on the waistband yet, since I want to be able to adjust the elastic if needed.
This is a pretty terrible picture, but there are the Hudson pants in action and a shot of my 37 week belly!