Momiform Makeover

When I first heard about the Momiform Makeover series, I jumped at the opportunity. My “mom uniform” desperately needs a makeover! My son started preschool this year and I want to be as involved in his school as possible. I’ve always wanted to be the classy PTA mom who always looks her best. The problem is that I have a toddler who is very active. Active toddler + 4″ heels + skinny jeans= a recipe for disaster. On top of that, I would rather be comfortable above all else. They don’t make many pencil skirts and 4” heels that are as comfortable as a pair of yoga pants and moccasins (we can dream right!). I used patterns from Stitch Upon a Time, Sew Much Ado, Love Notions, A Sparkly Baby to make two looks that are a balance between class, style and comfort.

momiform title pages Patterns that are made with knit fabrics are my answer! I love the Seafarer Top by Sew Much Ado because it’s a modern (and stylish!) twist on a classic t shirt. It pairs well with just about any bottoms which is a score for me because I struggle to find tops that I can wear with skirts.

Momiform Look 2

When you add the versatile Fauna Shrug from Stitch Upon a Time, the look is complete for fall. The Fauna has multiple sleeve variations and an optional hood. It will be my go-to pattern this fall. You can see 7 ways to wear the Fauna (one of which would look adorable with my second look too!) here.

Momiform Look 2

For my next look, I used the Pemberly Tunic & Dress pattern from Love Notions and the Women’s Yoga Skort from A Sparkly Baby and both fabrics are from fabric.com. I decided to make the Pemberly using the tunic and 3/4 sleeve variation, the perfect combination for cooler weather I thought. This is my first Love Notions pattern and I was pleasantly surprised by how it was put together. It has all the bells and whistles that picky PDF users like myself look for and praise. The leggings I made are more of a straight leg yoga pant. But you can’t tell that they are the most amazingly comfortable pants ever from the picture. Because style and comfort have never really gone hand in hand for me.  But they are, oh yes they are. They are made from a bamboo/rayon jersey, a fabric that I learned has a tendency to stretch out. After wearing them for a day, I realized it’s not a huge issue for this style. I added the belt (which is elasticized) for added interest, though I’m not big on wearing accessories. And I think it really pulls everything together.

Momiform Look 1

In the theme of creating my new “momiform”, of course my son had to help in some small way. “Yes honey, the batteries are dead and we have to fix it.” <3

Momiform Look 1

Now that I’ve made four new pieces to add to my wardrobe, I think I’m hooked! This mom will soon be ready to go to school meetings in style while also being comfortable. Thanks for reading and be sure to scroll down to enter the giveaway with over 50 winners!
If you are looking to makeover your #momiform, you can enjoy 25% off all patterns in the shop using the code momiform25
Happy Sewing!
Jennifer

Momiform MAKEover

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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

 



Sponsors

 

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Special thanks to these major sponsors who generously donated the following items for the giveaway:

(There will a different winner for each line item so we can spread the love around!)

Janome – One Skyline S5 Sewing Machine*
Indiesew – Four $50 gift certificates (four separate winners)
Michael Levine / Low Price Fabric – Four $25 gift certificates (four separate winners) and 10% discount for readers through October 1 – code: Makeover10
UpCraft Club – Two $25 gift certificates (two separate winners) and 20% discount on patterns through October 1 – code: MOMIFORM

And the following pattern designers who graciously provided patterns for the series participants and/or contributed the following items for the giveaway:

Grainline Studio – Two patterns of your choice
True Bias – Hudson Pants & Southport Dress patterns
Colette -Two patterns of your choice
Closet Case Files -Two patterns of your choice
Sew Much Ado -Two patterns of your choice
Sew Straight & Gather – Three patterns of your choice
Golden Rippy – Two patterns of your choice
110 Creations: A Sewist’s Notebook
Patterns for Pirates – Two patterns of your choice
Itch to Stitch – Two patterns of your choice
Mouse House Creations – Two patterns of your choice
Hey June Handmade -Two patterns of your choice
Peekaboo Pattern Shop – Three patterns of your choice
Go-to Patterns – One women’s pattern of your choice
GreenStyleCreations -Two patterns of your choice
Puperita – One pattern of your choice
Sofilantjes – Two patterns of your choice
Charlotte Kan – One pattern of your choice
So Sew Easy – Two patterns or one bundle of your choice
OUSM Designs – Women’s Thumbs-Up Tee pattern
E-Beth Designs – Two patterns of your choice
Muffin Head Patterns – Any pattern of your choice up to $10
GrayDay Patterns – Sandpoint Top or Athena Top pattern (your choice)
Scientific Seamstress – One pattern of your choice
Stitch Upon a Time – $20 gift card
5 out of 4 – Two patterns of your choice
Frianki Patterns – Two patterns of your choice
KZ Jo Studio – Two patterns of your choice
Straight Stitch Designs – Full collection of patterns
Sewing Patterns by Aivilo Charlotte – Two patterns of your choice
Striped Swallow Designs – Two patterns of your choice
Rose and Lee Designs – Two patterns of your choice
Sewing Geek Patterns – One pattern of your choice
Filles a Maman – One pattern of your choice
Bella Sunshine Designs – One pattern of your choice
Liola Designs – One pattern of your choice
Cali Faye Collection – One pattern of your choice
Tinman Patterns – Orbit Skirt pattern
Felicity Sewing Patterns – Two patterns of your choice
Winter Wear Designs – Two patterns of your choice
Ellie Inspired – Three patterns of your choice
Love Notions – One pattern of your choice
a Sparkly Baby – Two patterns of your choice
Terra’s Treasures Designs – Two patterns of your choice

*Janome giveaway winner must be located in U.S.A. and is therefore on a separate Rafflecopter below. Machine must be picked up at a local dealer; it cannot be shipped.

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47 Responses to “Momiform Makeover”

  1. I love an automatic needle up/down on a sewing machine! (The Janome). And love the Fauna shrug, too!

  2. I would love the Hampton Hoodie from Peekaboo Patterns, and the Sporty Skorty from A Sparkly Baby for myself. (And also need to get my hands on the Lil Bug undies from ASB, to match my scrundies!)

  3. Cute outfits Jennifer! I’m planning on making a few fall clothing items for myself and then selling some of my store bought things at a big women’s/home décor consignment event next month. I haven’t been able to shop for new clothes from stores for a long time so I’m in desperate need of a “momiform makeover”. It’s gotten so bad that all the pairs of yoga pants I live in have holes around the seams….they are THAT old and THAT worn…yikes!

    • It sounds like you definitely need to make sure that plan goes into action 😉 The greatest part about making your own clothing is that they will fit exactly how you want them to since you get to decide everything about them. You can have cute pants that are as comfy as holy yoga pants 🙂

      Jennifer
  4. Thanks for this! The concept of momiform never even occurred to me but mine definitely needs a makeover! I’d love to look as cute as I do in skinny jeans/heels every day but that is most definitely not realistic. Not only would I turn an ankle but my 40 year old lower back would have some words for me. I can’t wait to play with my wardrobe by adding a cute shrug. yoga leggings, and a belt. Yay!

    • I’ve seen all of the suat creations you’ve done and I’d say you are well on your way to that makeover! In these two outfits, I feel really great comfort-wise and looks. You can’t ask for more than that!

      Jennifer
  5. These are fantastic patters. I love how the shrug completely changes the looks of the outfit!

  6. You look great! I can totally relate to needing my mom uniform updated. These are definitely great pieces for your wardrobe – stylish, while still easy to wear and do all that needs to be done. Oh – and all excellent pattern designers!

  7. I like the seafarer pattern too. The top is very flattering on you. I have one I made with sweater knit which I love. It too pairs perfectly with my fauna shrug.

  8. I love fashion advice for mommies! I have about zero sense of style and don’t really want to wear mom jeans. 🙂

    I love that I can make my own clothing that’s trendy and unique too!

  9. Wow those are some awesome ways to spruce up the momiform! I love the Fauna Shrug and I can see it being a wardrobe staple for me this year! Thanks for giving us not only great patterns but different ideas on how to wear them!

  10. Jennifer, I love your ideas and love the look of your new Shrug pattern. I think using knits also helps moms with the ever present laundry pile as most knits wash easily and don’t need ironing.

  11. I would love to use the Hey June Lane Raglan!!

  12. I like all the features. Haha! But the bright led lights is the first one that caught my eye!

  13. I like all the features, but I really like that it has a speed control option, so my kids could use the machine too.

  14. I would like to get the Hummingbird and the Hourglass patterns.

  15. Yes please to the automatic thread tension and the fact it’s a Janome!

  16. I love All the features of the Janome! Lol. But an automatic thread cutter sounds pretty cool. I wonder if it has a notification when your bobbin is low. I have always wanted a machine with that feature.

  17. I would love to have some Seafarer Tops by Sew Much Ado in my wardrobe!

  18. So many patterns to choose from! I’d sew the girl’s otium sweater and domi pants from sofilantjes, pjs and boys undies from peekaboo, the new boy’s shirt coming out by terra’s traeasures. So many projects so little time.

  19. The new outfits look great! I can’t wait to get a few shrugs made.

  20. And oh my gosh, that Janome is just light years better than what I have now.

  21. 6 lights! Wow good lighting makes such a difference for older eyes!

  22. I love the tunic from Love Notions. I have the sporty skorty from ASB but haven’t made just leggings yet.

  23. I’d love to win a machine with so many options! Mine only has 14 so it would be fun to experiment. I love your clothing choices too. Comfortable yet classy. 🙂

  24. I’m a true blue SUAT fan and have made almost every single of her patterns and love them (including the new Fauna shrug). I’ve never tried Love Notions, though, so I’d love to try the Pemberly!

  25. I love how the machine is all automatic and so smart! It’ll save a lot of time when minutes matter during nap time 🙂

  26. As for a pattern I’d love to try, I would like to try the Pemberly dress and tunic pattern by Love Notions. It looks so flattering on you! Definitely something I’d wear 🙂

  27. I like the memorized needle up or down feature.

  28. I love the memorized needle up/down needle function.

  29. I have been dying to sew the everyday elegance women’s tunic top and the women’s raglan shirt and tunic from Patterns For Pirates.

  30. Wow! That Janome is beautiful! I love the One-Step Plate Converter, and 91 needle positions?? wow!!

  31. I’m pretty excited about the 91 needle positions on the Janome! I’m currently trying to decide which fabric to use for a pair of Palauchos (from A Sparkly Baby) and coordinating Fauna Shrug from Stitch Upon A Time!

  32. I love this. I would love to use the flora, the Hyde park hoodie, the layer me up/free spirit tank mash up, and the easy peasy crossover. 😊

  33. So awesome! I just bought the Fauna shrug pattern, no I am SO excited to make some up for my girls and I! Love the inspiration 🙂

  34. Love the fauna shrug and flora top plus I need these yoga pants in my life! Can’t wait to make these!

  35. I love these! You look great Jennifer and I love your SUAT patterns! I need more Fauna shrugs 😀 I also love the Love Notions Pemberley top and would like to try the Seafarer top and ASB yoga skort they look so cute on you! Whoever came up with the momiform makeover is a genius…I want one! And I want the Janome! I don’t even know what some of those feature mean but just the memorized needle function and 91 needle positions make me swoon 😀

  36. I love this look! And I don’t each have kids lol

  37. I love the up down needle feature and the great led lights on the Janome.

  38. I love the memorized up and down needle function! And everything else about it! Thanks for this opportunity! And I love the momiform concept!

  39. The peplum from sew much ado! I think I finally found what I’m making my son’s 3 year old cousin for her birthday! I’ve been having the hardest time figuring it out! Thanks!

  40. I like the uptown downtowndress by sew straightand gather. I wanta fauna shrug from suat!

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