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 …

How to Sew a Waistband Extender for Jeans - on Maternity Sewing

How to Sew a Waistband Extender for Jeans

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If you’re a jeans-all-day-every-day woman like me, the first thing that probably won’t fit you anymore after you get pregnant are your favorite jeans. With a first pregnancy you might be able to squeeze in for a good few weeks, but with following pregnancies you’ll grow out of them pretty early on. You’ve probably heard of the non-sewing method before …

Rebecca - Candy Castle Patterns - on Maternity Sewing

Featured Designer: Candy Castle Patterns

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We’re thrilled to have Rebecca of Candy Castle Patterns as our featured designer this month (September, 2018). To celebrate, their patterns are on sale all month! Use the coupon code CANDY at checkout for 15% off. Read on to get to know the designer a bit better. Hi there! I’m Rebecca of Candy Castle Patterns and I’m so glad to …

MaternitySewing.com gift certificate. The perfect gift for any pregnant or postpartum sewist!

Gift Certificates on Maternity Sewing

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We’re excited to announce that we now carry gift certificates on Maternity Sewing! When you purchase a gift certificate in our shop you can have it emailed to you or to a friend so it’s the perfect thing to ask for as a gift or to give to a sewist friend. Want to remind a sewist friend who’s a new …

All about Nursing Clips on MaternitySewing.com

All About Nursing Clips

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Nursing clips (also known as nursing clasps or nursing bra clips) are an important little piece of hardware for sewing your own nursing wardrobe. They’re often used in nursing bras and nursing camisoles but can also be used for nursing tank-tops, nursing swimsuits, and nursing dresses. In this post we’ll explain how they work and what to look for when you …

Maternity Style - Roscoe Blouse by True Bias

Maternity Style: Roscoe Blouse

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Specs: Pattern: Roscoe Blouse by True Bias View A, size 10 Adjustments for my length (5’10”): 1″ added to bodice and sleeves. Fabric: Polyester crepe At 22 weeks pregnant Today I’d like to show off my new Roscoe Blouse! I paired it with a polyester crepe with a beautiful water color bird print. I’ve had this fabric in my stash …

Sew Pomona on Sewing Self-Confidence After Pregnancy

Sewing Self-Confidence After Pregnancy: Rebecca of Sew Pomona

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Through pregnancy and post-partum our bodies go through massive changes in size and shape, unfamiliar redistributions of weight, and are constantly changing. These changes can be disorienting and can cause even the most self-confident of women to feel alien in her body. Today on the Maternity Sewing blog we have Rebecca from Sew Pomona to talk about how she used …

Every Mother Counts

Every Mother Counts

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When we were working on Maternity Sewing, we were motivated to provide a resource for pregnant women that did not yet exist. Contributing to the sewing community is one thing, but we also wanted to contribute on a larger scale. Since our focus is pregnant and nursing women, we sought out a charity with the same focus. We found the …

Maven Patterns

Featured Designer: Maven Patterns

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We’re thrilled to have Sharon of Maven Patterns as our featured designer this month (August, 2018). To celebrate, their patterns are on sale all month! Use the coupon code MAVEN at checkout. Read on to get to know the designer a bit better. How long have you been sewing? Designing? I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t sewing or …