My 1st outfit from my Make 9 (Outfits) is complete! I took the opportunity of an upcoming birth to make myself the most comfortable pajamas outfit for the postpartum days when I’ll be in bed recovering from giving birth. In the past, I’ve never thought about a special outfit for this time, instead just grabbing whatever was at hand and then cringing when I was wearing a pajama shirt with gaping holes in the elbows or something similar when someone came to see the baby!
This outfit changed a little bit from my original plan. This was with the thought of postpartum and nursing in mind. Originally I had planned to make a Paro Cardigan, but realized a Julia Cardigan would be better suited to the purpose I had in mind.
The shape of the Julia Cardigan is more ideal for nursing and lounging in bed. Plus it’s been quite a while since I sewed a Julia Cardigan, and never one with this nice of quality fabric.
This fabric is vintage Hacci Sweat knit from Girl Charlee. It’s sold out now, but very soft, and very good quality. I had 2 yards, and had just enough scraps left over to make a sweater dress for Baby Tina, so stay tuned for that too!
And the pattern was already cut out and ready to go – no muslin needed. Just sew and go!
This was my 1st time to sew a Durango Tank and the 1st time to do arm bindings like this. It really isn’t hard to take the extra steps to get this professional looking finished garment. And I know it’s going to be very comfortable to wear!
One reason I’m looking forward to wearing the Durango Tank for postpartum days is because of the extra ease through the waist and stomach. Gently on a belly recovering from expanding to the size of a large watermelon!
I love the split back detail…one of those little touches that makes Hey June Patterns special and a touch above the rest!
The fabric I used is super soft Art Gallery Fabrics knit, and will be so perfect for lounging in bed with a new baby! Or anytime you want to wear it really, but you know where my brain is right now…
We’ve made the Mountain Pose Pants before several times…and this time I made 2 changes. I eliminated the side seam by laying the front and back leg pieces side by side and cutting them out as one piece. Also, I narrowed the bottom of the legs to get more of a leggings look because I anticipate wanting to wear these out of bed too!
I used navy double brushed poly from CaliFabrics, and it’s going to be amazing to wear! It’s very soft and durable…I know from past experience with DBP from CaliFabrics. I have worn this pair of Mountain Pose Pants every single night for pajamas during this pregnancy.
Here is what I ended up with:
Top Pattern: Durango Tank by Hey June Patterns
Top Fabric: Indigo and Aster knit fabric by Art Gallery Fabrics
Pants Pattern: Mountain Pose Pants by Hey June Patterns
Pants Fabric: Navy Double Brushed Poly from CaliFabrics
Sweater Pattern: Julia Cardigan by Mouse House Creations
Sweater Fabric: Vintage Hacci Sweater fabric from Girl Charlee
I got so excited about having a special postpartum outfit that I sewed up another one…stay tuned.
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