I chose to make another 1940s maternity pinafore. My previous one can be seen here. This pattern really is so easy to sew and so much fun to wear. I know it's a little like a little girl's dress in design, but that's what makes it so fun. Besides my husband and myself both like the way I looked in the other one so much that I couldn't resist sewing up another, especially considering it's the perfect summer dress for pregnancy without being too revealing and keeping you cool all at the same time.
|25 Weeks Y'all!!!|
This design has pockets and is supposed to be able to be worn after pregnancy as well. Since I'm due at the end of August, you may have to wait until next summer to see if I'm actually brave enough to try wearing it as normal, non-huge-belly, clothing.
Dress-Made by me
Earrings-Vintage bakelite red button earrings purchased from Etsy or ebay (sorry, not pictured)
Bracelets-Vintage bakelite and lucite bangles and clamp bracelets purchased off ebay
Brooch-Vintage brooch (says 1947 on the car tag) purchased on ebay
Shoes-Red Bakers lace-up, cut out, oxford heels (sorry, not pictured).
I'm also liking my hair more at this length since it has grown out some. (I can do a little ponytail now!) So, though it will still be growing out for a while, it's not at that awkward length it was about a month ago, or maybe I'm just figuring out the pin curl sets that work with it now. Anyway, I tried to recreate a more authentic 1940s makeup look for this and have to say that only wearing mascara on the top lashes really opens up your eyes, and I think for me makes them look slightly younger.
Well, this is for sure my last Sew for Victory entry of the year, and I've had such a good time sewing up some of my 1940s patterns from my collection that I don't want to stop, so there will be some more 40s sewing going on around here for a while, especially for the kids. It's amazing when you finish a big project and it's over, it almost feels like I don't want it to end because I was having so much fun and I feel a little lost without that goal ahead anymore. So I'm looking for another sew along. I like the idea of the Vintage Playsuit Sew Along going on over at Girl With The Star-Spangled Heart, but am not sure how or if I would want to take part in that while I'm pregnant. Especially since I'm not planning a beach trip this summer and who knows if I'll ever be pregnant again. *Sigh*
Now to figure out what project I want to start next. Hmmmm.....
Do you know of any other Sew Alongs happening in the near future?