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I made a dress! And I’m working on a another big project!

Holy crap, people.

*tap tap.  Tap tap tap*

Is this thing on?

It’s been quite a while since I last posted.  Might as well start where we left off:

  •  Thanks all for your comments and commiseration on this offensive situation.  I ended up doing nothing more than publicly shaming the offenders, but it was cathartic and helped me to move on.
  • We bought a new house!  And moved into it.  And I still can’t find my damn Winter coats.  It’s almost December in Wisconsin, so you’d think that’d be a really big problem except…
  • I don’t think those coats were gonna fit this year anyway ’cause we’re expecting baby #2 this Spring!  Wheeeee.  Now that I’m past the first trimester surprise pukes I can finally get on with gads of maternity and baby sewing.  Plus some things for Cheeks, of course.
  • I decided to make a Facebook page as a blog accompaniment!  For those bits and bobs that don’t deserve a whole post.  Kind of anti-climactic after that last bullet point, eh?

And with that all said…onto the belleh.

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This dress is a great one:  it’s Simplicity 1469, and is great for both mamas-to-be and mamas-to-new-babies because it has both belly room AND nursing access.  Win-win!  The Simplicity version is out-of-print now, but never fear:  it was a reissue of Megan Nielsen’s Amber dress and top. Continue reading “I made a dress! And I’m working on a another big project!”

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Let There Be Wren

So, it’s been a while since you’ve seen me.  I’ve been around, posting gobs of pictures of my progeny in itty bitty mama-made clothes, but I haven’t been on the blog in me-made-threads since The Final Maternity Dress, about 11 months ago.

Adjusting to my new mom bod has been interesting.  It’s one reason for my absence.  I have a short torso, so my Mr. Cheeks bump had nowhere to go but out, I gained 47 or so pounds during my pregnancy (oops) and my c-section didn’t help with the mom pooch, either.  I’ve lost most of the pregnancy weight, but ye olde midsection will never be the same again. *sad trombone*

I’ve made several things for myself since he was born, but have felt too overwhelmed with life to take photos and post them.  I still feel a bit of that, but there has been a change in the wind lately; a hint that I may be slowly wading out of the new-mom-fog.

And then there was Wren.

Colette Wren

I had all sorts of plans about the things I was going to make for PR Weekend.  But like I talked bout last week, I thought more and did less than I should have.  The Monday before PR Weekend, I posted this on Instagram:

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