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A Tale of Two Blankies and the Uterine Squatter

Hey all!  What’s shakin’?  Not much is going on around here…  Remember how I had one more day until my due date as of my last post on July 13?  Well, I’m still waiting for my little guy to arrive.  More bitching and moaning about that later; time to talk baby blankets now.

I was very fortunate to go through my pregnancy with a buddy, who was due only 2 days after me, and sharing this experience has only made us closer.  She and her hubby joyfully welcomed their sweet, adorable new family member earlier this month, and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate his arrival than by knitting a blankie for him:

Cuddle Me in KP Simply Cotton Organic Sport

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The Final Maternity Dress

I just have this one last dress to show you:  Simplicity 1360.  It was one of those patterns that I really loved the looks of, bought, and then forgot about for the last 8 1/2 months or so.

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The Muumuu Dress

I made a shirt variety of muumuu-ness for my wardrobe, so I thought it was only right to round out my pregnancy with the dress variety.  This dress, OOP McCall’s 6347, is a “special” one. I finished it mid-May, but have been pretty blog apathetic as of late.

McCall's 6347

When I first saw this pattern, I was oddly attracted to the lines of it, but I knew it would in no way be flattering on me.  I ended up buying it with the thought “if I get pregnant someday, this would make a great maternity dress”  Alrighty then.

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Bouncing Baby Boy Shower Dress

A few weeks ago, a bunch of my family and friends came together to celebrate the impending arrival of our baby boy.  I had definitely wanted to make a dress for the occasion, and the first pattern I eyed was the delightful French pattern, 13H by Deuxieme Arrondissement.

Duo_13h_copie

However, my energy had been waning, so I put it off.  Plus, with my limited preggo brain capacity at the moment, I was a bit daunted by the prospect of using a sewing pattern written in French.  And weirdly, there is no size chart listed for their patterns, which then made me a bit concerned about which size to make, or whether the pattern would come big enough at all (I’d gained quite a bit in the last (at that point) 7.5ish months…).

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Crib Quilt: Baby Boy Style

Wow, I didn’t realize how long it had been since I last posted.  I was kind of on a roll with the maternity wardrobe, though, so it’s good to have a bit of a breather after completing that.

Speaking of which, I didn’t win Pattern Review’s Wardrobe Contest (Nor was I expecting to.  Haha.  Expecting.  See what I did there?) but am so glad I joined in:  8 more pieces of clothing to my tiny maternity wardrobe is quite the boost, and I’ve been wearing almost all of them regularly!   Also, my buddy, the lovely sewing Energizer Bunny Nakisha, got second place!  Woohoo!  Awesomesauce.

Anywho, eyes on the prize.  I finally finished my little guy’s quilt, and on the day of my baby shower!

Baby Boy Crib Quilt Baby Boy Crib Quilt
Four legged quilt!

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