Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Early Empire Maternity Cinch

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This was a project that I had fully intended to make... oh, about eight months ago so I could wear it during my second pregnancy.  Between pregnancy fatigue, chasing a two year-old around, and sewing a majority of the nursery items it just never happened.  But now a coworker of mine is pregnant with her first child and her birthday was last week so I whipped one up during a naptime!

The pattern is from Anna Maria Horner's Handmade Beginnings.  I made her Four Corners Top here, and there are a few more patterns I'd still like to make.

This cute maternity cinch is designed to tie either in the back or the front.  Her pattern is intended to be patchwork on one side, but this was a somewhat last minute project and I couldn't leave the house while the girls were sleeping.  It turned out to be a nice stashbusting project as I used the purple linen from my Plum Pleats Pinafore and some of the grey polka dots from Hadley's quilt.

I love the color combination, and it's the scheme my friend would have liked to have used in her nursery, but she just found out she's having a little boy.  So I figured she could wear her favorite colors instead!

The pattern was easy to follow, and since I didn't have to make a patchwork first, it came together very quickly.  I think the ties are a bit on the long side, but I guess better too long than not long enough - wouldn't want to give a pregnant lady a complex!

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  1. This is a super good idea. Lol, pretty sure you should always make something "too big" when you're sewing for a pregnant lady. I bet she loved it.:)

  2. Oh.. pretty! I want one of these and Im not even preg :)

  3. That's really cute! What a great idea...wish I'd had something like that when I was preggo! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!


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