Today is my due date and still no sign of baby. Exciting times, and it's hard not to focus on everything I feel in the belly area. So... I've taken up on some new sewing projects for me, post-pregnancy. It is odd to start a project which I may not be able to finish due to other obligations, but as the baby may still be waiting 1 or 2 weeks, why not? It is distracting and I found some really cool patterns. First is the Mona Vest from La Maison Victor. I can/will not show you how it fits me yet, since my belly is enormous and I look terribly tired..:) But I can assure you that at the shoulders and the back it sits nicely, which in case of this pattern is the most important thing.
I used a fabric I purchased some time ago at the Stoffenspektakel, a sort of black satin with a crinkly effect sewn into it. I like how it almost looks a bit like leather. It frayed like crazy so I overlocked the edges of every pattern piece first and that way it soon became a very easy project with a professional finish. I did not line it, I only put underlinement on the facing parts. It was a really easy, fast project and - if time and baby allow - I am definitely going to make more versions. This is one of those jackets that you can wear on almost any occasion, and you can make it in almost any type of fabric. LMV advised boucle (and leaving the edges unfinished with on purpose fraying) but even denimn is possible. I already look forward to wearing it when I have my own body again!
How did you manage in the last phases of pregnancy?