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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter the two separate Rafflecopters! 50+ winners will be selected!
Get 10% off your fabric order from now through October 1 at Michael Levine/LowPriceFabric.com with code: Makeover10
Get 20% off your pattern order now through October 1 at UpCraft Club with code: MOMIFORM
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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
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.
This second Rafflecopter includes all the other sponsor items since they can be awarded internationally! You must enter both Rafflecopters in order to be entered to win both the sewing machine and the rest of the giveaway items. All patterns awarded will be in PDF format. Enjoy!