I’m tired of wearing the same thing every day–jeans and a t-shirt with flip flops. No matter how cute the tee is, I just don’t want to wear them every day anymore. I totally understand how easy and convenient it is to wear a mom uniform and I’m fully aware of all the demands we moms put on our clothes each day. There’s almost always drool, food, and other “stuff” on me by the end of the day after chasing my three girls.
But it’s just as easy to throw on something that isn’t a t-shirt. You just have to find things that work with your life like no-fuss fabrics that are cute and comfortable paired with patterns that allow you to move, pick up, bend over, and get dirty. So I’m mixing things up with my wardrobe. It’s time for functional and cute so I feel confident and ready for all the things my day throws at me.
So I started with Art Gallery Fabric for several reasons.
- It’s amazing quality, which is important when you’re going to spend time making something for your wardrobe. We all know the hours spent at the sewing machine don’t come free, and wasting your work on cheap fabric is just sad.
- I could literally live in their knit. It’s so stinkin’ soft that I’d wear it anytime for any reason. It has great recovery, it doesn’t pill, and you can be comfortable while crawling on the floor after your baby.
- The prints are gorgeous. And we’re all about beautiful prints, right?
And then there were the patterns. I used the Sugar Pop Top by Sew Caroline and the Julia Cardigan from Mouse House Creations to create a duo that works together and separate. I made the small in both patterns, but next time I’ll make a medium in the Sugar Pop Top for more room across the shoulders.
The Sugar Pop top is made from the Everblooming Fig Voile in the Cultivate collection by Bonnie Christine. It’s soft, fluid, and feminine. I love the cap sleeve that makes it perfect for summer days and then I can add a layer for the cooler evenings.
I also love the sweet collar and the hi-low hem that provides a little more coverage when bending over. It’s a simple top, but with no closures it’s as easy to throw on as a t-shirt.
I made the Julia Cardigan from the Row by Row Deep knit in the same collection. The cream, tan, and brown stripes make this a great layering piece with lots of versatility. I can wear it with the Sugar Pop Top, with a tank, or any solid colored tee for a more put-together look. And I’ll be able to wear it all through fall and winter too.
I wear a lot of cardigans, and this is already a serious favorite. I really can’t emphasize enough how much I love this knit. It’s dreamy.
So whether I’m at the park with my kids, running an errand, or just around the house, I’m ready to look and feel a little better with these fun wardrobe staples!
Are you ready to banish the mom uniform? What pieces would you like to add to your wardrobe?
*I received fabric from Art Gallery Fabrics, but I couldn’t recommend them more.