As this little baby grows, and my waistline continues to expand (currently 10″ and counting), I am struggling more and more with getting dressed each morning. Having spent many years trying to understand and dress for my figure, and finally having got the hang of it, I’m finding the emergence of a bump quite difficult. A fan of nipped in dresses and high waisted trousers, my pregnancy appropriate wardrobe is somewhat small.
Added to that is the fact that I really resent spending money on clothes that will only be worn for such a short period of time. To be honest, I’d much rather be spending it on a Paddington Bear coat.
As a result, I’ve tried to limit myself to a few ‘maternity’ clothes – in particular these black trousers, these jeans, and a couple of stripy tops have done me well.
I’ve also not really managed to sew anything maternity-specific as yet. Although I invested in several Megan Nielsen patterns, it took me a long time to think about making them. For quite a while I was worried I was going to jinx something, and now I think it’s mainly to do with the love, time and effort that’s poured into sewing clothes. I love doing it, but I want to be able to wear them for more than a few weeks.
stead I’m hoping that dresses like this one from Topshop will get me through to the end and beyond! It is amazingly comfortable and although starting to fit a little more closely around my bum than would be ideal, it makes me feel more put together than my other current go-to of leggings, a t-shirt and a cardigan. The only problem is that it’ll be hopeless for breastfeeding, d’oh!