Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Tube skirt, a bump and a group challenge coming soon

Hello 2013 you sexy thing you!

Here's me at 38 weeks and 4 days pregnant (but who's counting) and looking it.

Recent Project

 Julia Bobbin

I'm wearing a tube skirt I knocked together with a stretch knit from Tessuti fabrics that I bought a long while back. Aren't I a good girl using fabric in my stash instead of buying more?!! I'm so good at sticking to New Years resolutions ... in the first week of January ... whatever.

This skirt took about ten glorious minutes. I measured the widest part of my lower body (good Lord the circumference of my bottom is what? WHAT?!!!) and then cut out the fabric in one big square, doubling the width. I then stitched the one seam line down with the overlocker, and hey-presto I have a new skirt to cover my my cankles. Though they are so swollen at the moment they look more like two necks. But hey, it's all worth it :)

Group challenges on the horizon

Julia Bobbin

Start thinking gorgeous Mad Men dresses, as there is a Mad Men Group Challenge 2 coming soon!

Last years Mad Men challenge introduced us to some amazing vintage dresses with clothes inspired by some of our favourite small screen sirens such as Joan, Betty and Peggy.
I am so excited to see what we come up with this year!

Click here to see all the amazing contributions from last years challenge.

Julia Bobbin in Germany
(well ... sort of ...)

Wait a second, who's that cheeky young seamstress lurking in the corner of the magazine there...

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Oh Hay! It's just me, hanging out in the German BurdaStyle magazine issue 1/2013. No big deal...

Ever seen a 38 week pregnant woman trying to do cartwheels? It aint pretty (our lounge room will never be the same).
In this little snippet I'm wearing Burda pattern #7494 and you can see the blog post about the dress here.

Julia Bobbin

Good way to start the year don't you think!?!

A special thank you to Esther and Inges who spotted me in the BurdaStyle magazine and sent me pictures!  My poor husband, I am going to be impossible to live with now :)

Baby Watching

Seeing as I'm only a week and a bit off my due date, baby could come any day now. Or baby might set up camp and not come for another four weeks! Cheeky little thing.

If I am suddenly MIA in the blogging world you'll know that I have met my little bundle of joy and am thoroughly distracted by cuteness. Once things settle down I'll be back in action.

Here's a few sneaky little shots of some baby clothes that I have made.
 Julia Bobbin
simplicity 2264 - silk dupion and organza, zipper closure

 Julia Bobbin
kwik sew 3946 - cotton, button closure

We don't know if it's going to be a boy or a girl so I've made both types of clothes. Clearly I've gone a little crazy with girl clothes, but they're just so pretty! The embroidered H is the first initial of our family surname.  I like my baby clothes extra cheesy :)

Julia Bobbin
kwik sew 3901  - cotton, button closer

Julia Bobbin
simplicity 2264 - cotton, zipper closure

Thank you to everyone for your kind words and well wishes. I'm so excited it's ridiculous!

51 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your print presence - how exciting!

    Your baby clothes are so darling! I particularly love the pale green party dress and the dotty (smarties?) dress - gorgeous fabrics! Small clothes are great in that they don't need tooo much fabric, plus young kids seem to love OTT embellishments, details and colours :-) - no boring dress codes to worry about!

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  2. eep not long now, you're looking fab!:) clothes are too cute, I am secretly hoping for a girl;)
    congrats on the burda!!:)
    Also yay for more mad men dresses, loved them! Might even try participate this time..
    all the best for the coming weeks x

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  3. Not long to go! So exciting for you!!!! Congrats on your German feature (super rad) and I must say I think I am brave enough to try the Mad Men challenge this time. Bring it!

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  4. awesome excitement everywhere for you just now. Loved the MM challenge last time and found SO many great blogs through it.

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  5. oooh ooh, exciting! The baby clothing is so gorgeous, but then baby clothing always is! Nothing cheesy about embroidered initials :) Congrats on the mag spread, and all the best for you and the incoming (outcoming?) bub!

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  6. Congrats on the feature, very cool. And speaking of cool, hope you're staying cool in this heat. That was me this time last year... about to pop and dying from the heat. All the clothes are gorgeous, so that is one lucky bubs. :)

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  7. Gorgeous baby clothes and maxi skirt! Wishing you the best for delivery!

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  8. ah wow! all are so cute!! so exciting ur almost there ^__^ goodluck and look forward to ur return!

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  9. I know I already emailed you and told you how awesome all of this is, but let me reiterate the fact that a.) you are the most adorable pregnant woman b.) YES MAD MEN CHALLENGE!!!!! and c.) Julia Bobbin = kind of a big deal in Germany ;) Congrats again, Lady!

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  10. All the very best for a safe and very happy delivery of your precious child. I am sure he/she is going to be the best dressed baby in Australia with such a clever Mum as you and the most photographed by his/her dearest Dad. I am looking forward to the next Mad Men challenge and seeing who comes up with what. And the German Burda page featuring you??? simply lovely and well deserved by you!!
    Take care and rest as much as you can over the next few days or week depending when bub wants to arrive.

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  11. Best thoughts and happy delivery. What a lucky baby this one will be.

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  12. The baby clothes are seriously cute! Loving the skirt too, great way to deal with the summer heat in comfort! Best wishes for the upcoming birth, it won't be long and you'll have a gorgeous baby to cuddle :)

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  13. You look stunning and love the cute clothes. Best wishes for the last few weeks/days. x

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  14. Even pregnant you still look amazing - best wishes for the upcoming birth!
    Congrats on the Burda feature - how exciting to see yourself in print.
    Looking forward to the Mad Men challenge, I might partcipate this year as last year I wasn't sewing as much as I am now.
    All the best x

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  15. Congratulations with the Burda spread! All the best wishes for the delivery! Whoever is it, I wish your baby comes to this world healthy and smiling ^.^

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  16. Sending you the very best of wishes for a safe and speedy delivery :)

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  17. Congratulations on making it into the Burda magazine. Woohoo! And you look gorgeous at 38 weeks.

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  18. I think you're being quite hard on yourself, although since you do have a lovely sense of humour I hoping it's just humour...
    I'm excited to hear there will be another MM dress challenge, I had so much fun doing the one last year!

    The baby clothes you have made are so fabulous and I love them so much I honestly couldn't pick a favourite, great fabric choices and bravo for using stuff from your stash

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  19. You're looking wonderful. Best of luck when your little one decides to put in an appearance, boy or girl it is going to be beaufully dressed :)

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  20. You look amazing, Julia....and such cute baby outfits you've made.

    I'm definitely in for the next Mad Men challenge.

    Hugs,
    Trine

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  21. OMG THOSE BABY CLOTHES ARE ADORABLE!!!! Seeing baby clothes always makes me want to get pregnant (I'm 21). Can I just make baby clothes 10 years in advance or is that just weird? Hmm..
    I can't wait for the Mad Men Challenge! I didn't participate in the first one.. I have no idea why, but I AM IN FOR THIS ONE
    Congratulations!

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  22. You look amazing! And yes, I saw you in german Burda and since I know and love your blog I was not surprised to see you there with your experienced sewing skills!
    Best regards from Germany
    Claudia :-)

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  23. Oh gosh, so close now!! Wishing you lots of luck and love at this super exciting time in your life! Hope everything goes swimmingly and whatever sex your baby is, they're going to look ADORABLE in those clothes! xx

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  24. You look absolutely gorgeous! Yeeee Hasaa, glad you are doing round 2 of Mad Men, I loved seeing the Mad Men dresses. I hope you keep doing it as one day when am experienced enough am going to be a participant, it is one of my goals lol. Baby clothes soooo cute.

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    1. Haaaa rather than Hasaaa lol. Although I think I like the sound of Hasaaa, typo or no typo lol. Has more Ooomph

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  25. Can't wait to meet Baby Bobbin! I'll have to get off my behind and do MMC #2!

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  26. What a great idea to make clothes for a boy or a girl! Good luck with the bub :)

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    1. you look great! and so do the baby clothes!! congrats on the burda feature,
      due to illness I was not able to finish the last Mad Men challenge in time (did finish the dress later that year, if you want to have a look go to purielsewingandcrafts.wordpress.com) so looking forward to this one!
      Like to wish you all the love and blessings with the baby!

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  27. Ooo so pleased you are doing another mad men challenge, I missed last years, so I'm more than up for doing one this year :)

    love the baby clothes, too cute!
    congrats on the burda feature too!!

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  28. You look wonderful! Best wishes for your delivery!
    Congrats on the Burda feature! I can't wait for the next MM challenge - I didn't feel last year's was my best effort but, I already have the perfect fabric to try again :)

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  29. You WOULD look as gorgeous at 38 weeks as you did before - you have such an amazing natural beauty! I'm so excited for you and your hubby to meet your new little chap/gal - and those little clothes are just darling! :)

    I'm really REALLY excited that you're doing another Mad Men challenge, as I was just a very new newbie when you did the last one... now I've a year under my belt and I may just be able to pull one off this time!! YAY!!

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  30. 1. yay babies!!! best wishes and that kid is going to look stupendous all the time

    2. Mad Men Challenge? I'm in. I can't wait to see what it is!

    Cat
    www.catgotdressed.blogspot.com

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  31. Yay! More Mad Men dresses! Can't wait to see what you gals get up to! Best of luck with the rest of your pregnancy!

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  32. I always wondered if your apt last name 'Bobbin' was your real name, and I have my answer now Mrs. H.
    You look marvelous.
    Good luck and happy delivery!
    Laurie

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  33. I am just on your page in Burda!! wundirfil!! baby clothes super cute!!

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  34. Can't wait for the Mad Men Challenge or for your little bundle of joy to appear! Good luck!!

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  35. Very cute baby clothes :) I hope you have a good delivery! Blessings to you and yours!

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  36. Happy New Year Julia!
    Congrats on your appearance in Burda mag!
    Can't wait to see your bub wearing those gorgeous handmades!!!!
    xoxo

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  37. You look gorgeous and you must be getting excited to meet Mini Julia/Julian :P Congrats on appearing in Burda and love your baby makes - so cute!

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  38. Nossa você esta uma mamãe muito bonita!
    Amo seus modelitos, maravilhosos!!!

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  39. You look beautiful and your baby is going to be head over heels in love (and not just for those cute clothes you made)

    Wasn't familiar with the term cankles... though I see a quite a few pairs on the school run!

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  40. You are gorgeous pregnant, I never looked as good as you! Those outfits are just adorable, can't wait for the fashion show when little Miss arrives. Keep us posted!

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  42. Good golly, if you have a boy or girl you will have to get them in all of the clothes as they are so perfect! This could be more life scarring if its a boy I would think!

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  43. Congratulations!!! I didn't even know you were pregnant, where have I been!?!? You look beautiful and those baby clothes are absolutely adorable! You have one very lucky baby!! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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  44. Wow - you look just beautiful, and you are going to have one well dressed baby!

    I must join the next Mad Men challenge - my first sewing challenge - I need something to get me moving and delve into my vintage pattern stash.

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