This baby is almost officially down to a single digit week countdown! We’re really excited, though the to-do list is still reaaaaaaaaaally long. Having a early October/late September baby also means it may or may not get cold here while I still have baby on board. Tricky right!
Today I’m sharing some sewing for the Fall that will work for before and after baby. My need to bolster my transition wardrobe came at a great time. I’m also able to show 2 great patterns from EYMM while they celebrate 2 years of patterns. (this post contains affiliate links)
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First up the Four Seasons Cardigan! This pattern comes in cardigan and duster length. I choose the hood option, because I love a hood and this is a big cozy hood.
I made no alterations to make it maternity. This knit will be great for cool weather and is very soft, but it’s also pretty thin. To avoid rolling messy hems I followed the instructions for clean finishing the cardigan without hems.
Another great benefit of this cardigan, because of the draping it’s a built in nursing cover. I have more than one little person at home, which means we leave the house and do stuff. I also had one baby who refused to take a bottle EVER. We build them stubborn and strong willed like that. I’m totally at peace nursing in public, but I do like to be covered. This is will be such a handy layer I won’t have to whip out an extra cover.
I also made up a Dolman top out of a gold knit I’ve had on a shelf forever. At some point you just have to cut into the gold knit.
I used Kymy’s Dolman top maternity/tunic view. When I made this version I left off the ruching thinking it would transition more smoothly to a tunic post bump. After wearing it a few times I think it will fit belly better with the ruching, and that can be easily pulled after if I decide to.
My first dolman is also getting a lot of wear still!
These dolmans were both super fast sews. I adjusted the shoulder on my gold top to narrow in the boat neck. I’m pretty narrow across the shoulder. Both looks are really great and you can easily achieve an off the shoulder layering piece or a bra strap covering less wide neck with the same pattern and a tiny adjustment provided in the instructions.
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