I look at Every Day as another chance to play Dress Up. I love bright colors, flowers and things that sparkle.
I didn’t get the chance to sew much maternity clothing for myself while pregnant with my daughter in 2016 since I was quite sick for most of my pregnancy. But I treasured the few garments I did sew as they helped me to be comfortable and confident in a body that I otherwise had a hard time trusting. I found it hard to find fashionable maternity patterns and decided I wanted to do something to fix that!
I also empower you to play Every Day Dress Up, whoever you are, as Tuesday Stitches where I publish sewing patterns with an emphasis on representation, inclusivity, self-expression, and self-love.
I live and work on Vashon, a small island off of Seattle, Washington, USA, where I live with my husband, munchkin, and three cats.
I love clothes with comfort at their core with design elements that make me feel unique and edgy.
I started thinking about designing maternity clothing when I was pregnant with my daughter in 2016. To create my belly-accommodating wardrobe I hacked existing patterns, refashioned thrifted grandma’s dresses and ultimately drafted my own patterns. I had fun but was also convinced this should be easier. Erin was going through the same thoughts at roughly the same time, so we quickly decided to remedy this issue!
I am originally from the Netherlands but moved to rural France a few years ago where I live with my husband, daughter, and dog.