Quarantine Crafts- Maternity Jumpsuit
Have you gone nuts yet? Thankfully, thus far Nate and I are faring well. It's been about a week, and in the state of CA the "stay at home" quasi mandate is indefinite, meaning, we don't have a concrete end date to any of this. With that in mind, I got to searching for sewing projects! You can see from my last post what those plans are, and I am happy/pleasantly surprised that I've already finished my black maternity jumpsuit!
This is the pattern I used. While modern maternity patterns are kind of hard to find in shapes that I actually like, ETSY has no shortage. You just have to do a little digging and know you that you're gonna have to modernize quite a bit.
So, you can see this is not what one would necessarily call form-fitting. I originally thought I'd need a size medium, so that's what I cut out. Y'all.... the medium was the equivalent of an XL! Seriously, it was hysterical how ginormous it was, so I pretty much had to take it apart and start over. And while that tends to send some folks for the hills never to sew again, but that's weirdly a part of the process I love. It's working a different part of my creative brain, a critical thinking part. Because the medium cuts were so huge (which I feel like is saying a lot... I'm not super small right now), I was able to cut out the Petite size (!!!) and it ended up being a perfect fit. The legs are slightly wider than I'd like, but it's nothing a little pegging at the ankles can't fix.
What do you think! Have I convinced you to take up sewing yet?