Sewing & Body Image with Charlie of This Blog is Not for You on the Maternity Sewing Podcast: Episode 3

Sewing and Body Image with Charlie: Podcast Episode 3

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In Episode 3 of the Maternity Sewing Podcast, Erin talks with Charlie, M.Sc., a sewing blogger and psychologist, about a few of the ways sewing is good for your mental health, why it’s important to be selfish, and how sewing is a practice in mindfulness. Podcast Player: Show Notes: You can find Maternity Sewing at Keep in touch with …

The Maternity Sewing Podcast: Episode 2 - Postnatal Contraception with Dr. Hannah.

Postnatal Contraception with Dr. Hannah: Podcast Episode 2

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In this episode, Erin talks to Dr. Hannah about postnatal contraception. Hannah is a senior resident medical officer in obstetrics and gynecology who also happens to be a sewist. Counseling women on contraceptive options, particularly in the postpartum period, is a big part of her job. In this episode, Hannah introduces several different contraceptive options and explains what you need …

Maternity Friendly Fringe Dress

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Hi Maternity Sewists! I’m Lara, the blogger behind Lara Handmade. When I was pregnant, I focused on sewing patterns that worked for both pregnancy and postpartum and ones that required no pattern adjustments because I’m a #lazysewist. However, I had one maternity dress in mind that required two small adjustments to make it maternity (and postpartum/nursing) friendly. I wanted a …

Introduction to the Maternity Sewing Podcast: Podcast Episode 0

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We’re so excited to announce the launch of our podcast!!! The Maternity Sewing Podcast is where we have frank conversations, share stories, and offer help and inspiration on things like sewing and body positivity especially during pregnancy and postpartum. Get to know Erin & Lisa (the owners of, get inspired by other sewists, and learn about maternity, nursing, and postpartum …

Pregnant in Summer - What to Wear 1st trimester

Pregnant in Autumn: What to Wear

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Every season brings its own advantages and challenges when you’re pregnant. In this seasonal series we’ll give you ideas of what to wear, with inspiration from our shop. No matter what season or trimester you’re in, there’s bound to be something that suits your needs! Here’s a few ideas for your wardrobe when you’re pregnant or nursing in autumn. 1st …

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Maternity Style: Ultraviolet Tee

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Specs: Pattern: Ultraviolet Tee by Tuesday Stitches (Also available in maternity version) View A Adjusted for my height Fabric: rayon jersey and polyester crepe At 22 weeks pregnant You know the best thing about these two Ultraviolet Tees? I made them about a year before I got pregnant. The reason they still work so well now is that they are both …

How to Create a Maternity Top or Dress with Elastic

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If you’ve seen or made a knit top or dress that isn’t drafted for maternity, you can easily turn it into maternity wear by adding some elastic to the side seam. The RTW dress I used here is not a maternity garment and it shows, pulling around my belly and creating excess fabric at the back. Although I can get …