Some blogs are purposely written about the everyday, others, which I think to be true for Recycled Fashion, are written without too much focus on the personal, but more-so the topic of it.
As much as I have contributing writers on Recycled Fashion, I am the sole writer for it, and as such, there are times when I feel some matters going on in my own personal life, should be shared; matters that may reflect the content of the blog.
So here I share some news, I’m expecting another baby. It’s such a huge yet very welcome surprise. We have battled many, many years of infertility, been through countless tests and fertility specialist appointments. Just at the time we’d come to the conclusion we’d be a family of three (plus cat!), we are going to become a family of four, and I can’t tell you how exciting that is.
Why might you think, is this a topic to share on Recycled Fashion? Well, mainly, due to the fact that I have an expanding waistline, quite quickly this time around, and that I have zero maternity clothes to wear over the next six months. What this means for Recycled Fashion, is that for a time, I’ll focus a little bit on ways to create wardrobe essentials for an expanding belly, using recycled fashion pieces and refashioning existing garments.
I’ve already started to add to my maternity wardrobe, in fact the skirt refashion I made last week, was purposely made with an elasticated waist!
I look forward to sharing some more recycled maternity fashion pieces with you in the coming months, but I promise you, that I will not flood this blog with baby news!
In the meantime, I'll show you a couple of projects that I’ve found on the internet which may come in useful, not just for myself, but for other expectant mothers that might be maternity clothes shopping on a budget.
Stretchy pocket DIY maternity jeans
As seen on See Kate Sew
Shirred men’s shirt tunic top
As seen on diymaternity.com
Maternity skirt pattern
As seen on Elle Apparel
Also readers, if you're waiting for this week's Recycled Fashion Finds, it'll be back next Friday, thanks for all of your link ups on the last one!