I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’m sewing again! The first 2 months after C was born were rough. He was very fussy and cried a lot and I didn’t think I’d ever have free time again. Then suddenly, around three months, he stopped crying constantly and began actually napping. It was a miracle. And he’s been absolutely perfect since then.
I’m so happy to be sewing. The hard part is that my size has changed and I don’t want to spend the time to figure out sizes and adjustments right now. I’m sure I’ll need to start doing a FBA when I sew woven tops, so to avoid that I’ve been sewing exclusively knits. Knits tops are very needed though since I went through my wardrobe and donated all the tops that no longer fit, which was probably half of all my tops :(
This here is the Fiona cardigan from StyleArc, purchased through Etsy. I can’t remember if I made a size 8 or 10. But it’s a cardigan so it fits even if it is a tad small.
I used a super soft french terry knit that I got from FabricMart a few years ago. It’s probably part rayon or bamboo because it’s SO soft.
The pattern went together really easily and because there are hembands for the sleeves and collar, I didn’t have to bring out my coverstitch machine. I’m happy about that because it was hard enough remembering how to thread my serger! On that note, construction was all with my serger.
Overall, I’m happy with the garment. It doesn’t fit into my typical clothing color scheme so I hope I get a lot of wear out of it because it’s so soft and comfortable. I need to stop making cardigans though, I realized I have a lot of them but not much to wear underneath. Next project, simple knit tops.
C is 5 months already! I haven’t changed my mind, still won’t be sewing for him, except maybe Halloween costumes.
I have a bunch of other garments in the pipeline that I’ll be finishing and taking pictures of soon. I’ve been sewing mostly StyleArc patterns that I bought through Amazon. I don’t have a lot of free time anymore, so I appreciate not having to tile and tape together all the sheets and StyleArc patterns fit so well. PLUS, they print many sizes on the patterns from Amazon. I really really wish they did that on patterns from Australia, because there are so many I want and I would buy up a lot of them. I’m considering getting the copy shop patterns from Etsy, but I’m not sure where I’d print them. Does anyone have experience with printing patterns at copy shops? Is it easy? Which stores do you prefer?