During my pregnancy, I was very concerned about what I was going to be wearing during the labor and delivery. I have never been fond of hospital gowns. I felt they just made people look sicker then they should be. And my theory was if I was looking sick, I would feel sick, and thus wouldn’t do so well during labor. So long story short, I decided to make a robe that I could wear during laboring. But since baby Liam came almost two weeks early, I never finished the robe. Actually, my water broke the day I started making it! But it didn’t matter anyways, because in the end, I was completely naked by the time the delivery happened. Not sure how I got naked. But there I was. (I think I was hot, then cold, then hot, then uncomfortable, so off went all the clothes .) So fast forward one week later, and at some point in between nursing and diaper changes, I found time to finish hemming the robe. So now I have a brand new, handmade, hang-around-the-house-breast-feeding- robe!The pattern for this robe is a *FREE* tutorial from Erin of Sewbon.com that you can find here or here. She has an amazing blog and I am glad to see she decided to create a pattern of her own. This is a great beginners pattern as there is no real sizing and no need to worry about zippers or buttons. I am also thinking this is a perfect pattern to use for making handmade gifts for sisters and girlfriends. For my robe, I decided to use a cotton voile from Art Gallery Fabrics which is so soft and silky and perfect for this project. The fabric is from the Skopelos collection from Katarina Roccella and I have just adored this collection of floral prints.
These photos were taken when Liam was just a week old! He is actually much bigger now and has outgrown this little newborn onsie he is wearing. At one week postpartum I was still rocking that pregnancy swelling in my face, I was wearing no makeup, and my hair had not been brushed or washed in days. Yet this unfiltered version of myself makes me smile as I have longed for lazy Sundays like these, lounging around in bed with my family. And now here we are and I have to pinch myself sometimes because it all seems too good to be true. For those of you who don’t sew, check out these lovely robes from Plum Pretty. They have a beautiful collection of cotton voile robes for maternity and bridal. If I had $65 to spend on a robe, this would be the one I would get:Until next time, you know where to find me. Liam and I will be chillin in our bed waiting for daddy to get home. Robes and elephant pillows all day long. xxoo Priscilla