Momiform MAKEover // Summer to Fall Transition Pieces

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Momiform MAKEover - Scout Tee & Southport Dress

Hi Momiform Makeover readers!! I'm so happy you stopped by today and can't wait to gab about the things I made! :)

As a stay-at-home-mom to 3 young kids, it seems my momiform can always use improvement. During my pregnancy and directly after the birth of my third, something clicked for me. I realized that the level of my mood and motivation had a direct link to the way I was dressed and to the level of cray-cray, aka, messes in my house. Having struggled with some baby blues during the first year of my second child's life, I knew I had to make an effort in order for that not to happen again with my third (who is now 6 months old).

A few simple things that I now do on a daily basis have vastly helped to improve my mood and especially my productivity.
#1 - which ties heavily into this post - is to GET DRESSED. It doesn't matter too much what, just not. those. pajamas. But I still get more done and feel more motivated in non-yoga pants.
#2 - Make the bed. Seriously. It blows my mind how much better I feel when I walk into my room during the day and see my bed made.
#3 - Clean the kitchen every night before going to bed. It is like a breath of fresh air to walk into a clean kitchen at 6am.

So to get us started, here is a peek at what my momiform has looked like this summer, I am only 6 months postpartum, my clothes still don't fit exactly like they should, so it's not great by any means. BUT. It's not workout shorts and tees ;) I didn't want to spend a ton of money for my changing body this summer, so my everyday wardrobe consisted of Old Navy shorts and Target tees.

Sewing For Kindergarten // Banyan Tee & Sketchbook Shorts

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sewing for Kindergarten - Banyan Tee & Sketchbook Shorts

I have a kindergartner!! If you follow me on Instagram you may have heard plenty about this fact already, lol. He's excited and to my surprise, I am too! 

And since I have a kindergartner, I had a fantastic excuse to sew a bit for my oldest, whom I hadn't sewed for in quite a while! And to give me just the motivation I needed, I of course said YES! when asked if I'd like to participate in Mie of Sewing Like Mad's Sewing for Kindergarten Series

Sewing for Kindergarten - Banyan Tee & Sketchbook Shorts

The participants in the series are asked a few fun questions - here are my answers!

Is this your first time sending a child to Kindergarten?


In fact, he's never been to any type of preschool before this, we did lessons at home up to this point, so the 8:30 - 3:45 (when he comes off the bus) is definitely an adjustment for him. His birthday is 8 days before the age cut off, so based on my husband's and my instincts, plus advice from teacher friends we decided not to send him until the year he turned 6. So this year he headed off to his first day of school having just turned 6 a couple of days before. So far, I feel the decision has been a great one, he is super ready to learn, and being a, all BOY all the time, the extra year has helped him be able to sit still for longer periods of time. He still has a hard time with that at some points but what kindergarten boy doesn't!

Sewing for Kindergarten - Banyan Tee & Sketchbook Shorts

Do you feel like crying or celebrating?


I feel like I should feel like crying, but he's SO ready for it, and needed that structure that I had a hard time giving him at home. He's happy, so I'm happy!! Plus I still have 2 other little munchkins at home to distract me. Aaaannnd. It feels like a teeny bit of a vacation to run errands with only two again. Ha.

Sewing for Kindergarten - Banyan Tee & Sketchbook Shorts

And what about your child?


He's never mentioned any bit of negative feeling about going to school, he's loving it! From what I can gather, his favorite thing to do is go to the library. Because I'm pretty sure the librarian is his favorite.

Sewing for Kindergarten - Banyan Tee & Sketchbook Shorts

Remix The Stitch // Ravenna Top

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Remix The Stitch // Ravenna Top Sewing Pattern

I always start out my posts the same way. "I'm so excited!!" But the truth is... I'm so excited!!!! Today I am excited to be part of this fun tour!

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Funny story, one day I hopped over to the Straight Stitch Designs shop and was perusing, thinking... I really need to buy some of these patterns, these look like some great staples to have. Being in the super distracted mommy stage that I'm in, I narrowed it down to 2 patterns and then left my cart, never to return, for at least 4 days. All the while, I was still mulling it in my head, thinking I need to figure out which one I wanted to try first. 

Well, a few days later, I got an email out of the blue from Kimberly, asking if I wanted to "Remix the Stitch". Of course I didn't have to think twice!!

So here's my remix. The Ravenna top.

Remix The Stitch // Ravenna Top Sewing Pattern

Remix The Stitch // Ravenna Top Sewing Pattern
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