The post I had planned today didn’t go as planned.
I had this maternity shirt all planned out. Had my fabrics picked out, made my pattern with craft paper. Cut out my precious fabrics and sewed that beast up. Well it turns out it still needs a few adjustments.
I think I made a muumuu. A tent that could be a muumuu. Im not sure what to call it. But you can surely call it unattractive and weird fitting in all the wrong spots. I know this is from being pregnant and sewing up my first maternity shirt. But why does it have to be with precious fabrics! Why couldn’t the sewing gods just let this one work out.
So luckily enough. I think the back panel of the shirt works just fine, but the front panel needs the work. Needs more style. More pleats. More ruffle. More something.
Here is what I can show you of the back.
Any advice I would love to hear it.
So instead of sewing yesterday I played dress up with the dogs.
As you can see only Animal likes to play dress up. Wicket has one hoodie that she likes and thats all she wants to wear. None of this dress up business.
They did get cookies after the pictures were taken. These dogs do not work for free.
I also got some reading done. I have this small goal of reading 12 books this year. That is only one per month. I think I can do this even with having a baby in the middle of the year.
This month I read Sarum:The novel of England by Edward Rutherfurd. This book outlines the entire history of England and follows many generations of a few families that lived over the centuries. There are families that I loved and a family that I just hated. He made it so easy to hate them. This is one book you keep going back and thinking about the families.
Ive read one other book of his a few years back, “New York, The Novel” and I ate that up. I love historical fiction. I think it is an easy way to read history and at least peak your interest at some of the events that have happened. When I bought Sarum I also bought a few other of his books. So expect to see those in the up coming months.