What’s your Momiform? Isn’t it interesting as moms that we all have our own special style. Most of our Momiform is geared around our children. Everything outfit has to be spill proof, chase ready, and easy to get on! I think the greatest trait to motherhood is how we all forget ourselves. Everything we do is centered around our children’s well-being. So what is your Momiform? What do you cover-up behind each day? Here’s mine!
From August to February this is how I dress every single day. You’d like I was a football fanatic or something! The outfit above is my weekend and Saturday wear. GO TIGERS BEAT THE IRISH!!! The outfit below is my Sunday wear. HOW ‘BOUT THEM BOYS!!! I’ve committed myself to get up every morning, shower, and be ready to go when my three littles are ready to go. Boy, do they go!
When Lauren Dahl from Baste + Gather had the idea of making over sewing moms, I jumped at the opportunity to jazz up my wardrobe. It’s been hard sitting on my makeover! I’m really excited how well my outfits came together. What’s the bonus? Every piece is interchangable!! Score!!
For my first outfit, I paired the Kathryn Top from Itch to Stitch and the Go To Knit Pants from Go To Patterns. The only change I made to the Knit Pants was to increase the hem allowance. This gives the pants the illusion of a trouser style pant. Jazzed up nicely! The outfit is paired with the Lola Bea Diaper Bag. She is beautiful in Art Gallery Fabrics. Perfect combination between utility and mommy style. I’ll explain the heels a little later.
Since it’s getting colder, you’re going to need a coat. This is my modified Lady Grey from Colette Patterns. I wanted more a pea style coat. I added pleats across the back for a little more flare, omitted the sash and added buttons, and opted for smaller lapels. This was my first attempt at a real jacket! Three muslins later, I’m in love!
Yes, I’m wearing heels! Love, love, love them! I’ve always been a sneaker (tennis shoes) type of gal. The addition of the heel gives me so much needed height. The most important thing…fit a pair of heels that work for you! I added insoles to mine and I now feel like I’m walking in the clouds. Footwear is important!! Find what works best for you!
Now remember, I mentioned about my football fanatic status. No Momiform would be complete without incorporating football into my wardrobe. To jazz up my lame football t-shirts and jerseys, I mashed the Centerfield Raglan and the narrower skirt of the Katie Dress from Greenstyle Creations. The vinyl lettering highlights my NFL allegiance to the Dallas Cowboys! See the star! Read more about the Centerfield Raglan here.
Every mom carries some type of diaper bag. Should I say a handbag that doubles as diaper bag. Sew Much Ado‘s Lola Bea Diaper Bag was perfect for me. We need three different changes of clothes, two different size diapers, extra underwear, wipes, hand sanitizer, and the kitchen sink (just kidding)! To my surprise, everything fit inside of Lola Bea! I made two alterations. First, was to the interior elastic pockets. Instead of sewing to create three separate pockets, I only created two pockets on each side. This works better for me. My cellphone and wallet fit well inside the interior zippered pocket. Second, replaced the magnetic snap with a twist lock. The twist lock is perfect for keeping everything in place.
Ok, I know….doesn’t every mama need something a little dressy? Yes we do! The Kathryn Dress from itch to Stitch fit the bill wonderfully. She’s great to transition from work to date night. She’s also great for meeting your child’s teacher for the first time. Great first impression!
Last, but not least, my new, everyday outfit. Greenstyle Creations Centerfield Raglan with AWESOME custom knit sleeves and Winter Wear Designs Real Deal Jeans. I talk at length about Real Deal Jeans here.
Are you still with me? Lots and lots of options from Greenstyle Creations, Itch to Stitch, Go To Patterns, Sew Much Ado, Winter Wear Designs, and Colette Patterns. One last parting thought…about the fabric. Thank you to Purpleseamstress Fabric, Girl Charlee Knit Fix, Curiosities by Jeni Baker for Art Gallery Fabrics, and Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts for the awesome fabrics! Super duper from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU to my sewing sister, Sarah Unthank, for crafting the vinyl letters!
Now, stop what you’re doing! Get to your sewing machine and start crafting your new Momiform. We, as moms, can be stylish and practical at the same time! What will you make?
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Be sure to check out all the awesome series participants to get lots of momiform inspiration!
Reyna Lay Designs | Call Ajaire | Golden Rippy | Love Notions
Sew Not Perfect | Scientific Seamstress | Rebel & Malice
Creative Counselor | Mabey She Made It | If Only They Would Nap | Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts
Shaffer Sisters | FABulous Home Sewn | Fa Sew La | Baste + Gather
Lulu & Celeste | Swoodson Says | Phat Quarters | Hey June | Stitch Upon a Time
Climbing the Willow | Everything Your Mama Made & More | Näh-Connection | 110 Creations
A Jennuine Life | Straight Stitch Designs | Sew Straight & Gather | KZJO’STUDIO
Wild & Wanderful | Mae & K | Handmade Frenzy | HattieLu Handmade
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Janome – One Skyline S5 Sewing Machine*
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Closet Case Files -Two patterns of your choice
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Golden Rippy – Two patterns of your choice
110 Creations: A Sewist’s Notebook
Patterns for Pirates – Two patterns of your choice
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Winter Wear Designs – Two patterns of your choice
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