Friday, 25 January 2013

My Pregnancy Pledge - Seamless Pledge January 2013

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I, Bundana, am taking the #seamlesspledge until August 2013.


I, Bundana, shall ONLY make, upcycle and thrift the clothes that I wear during my pregnancy.

This includes:
  • Maternity jeans
  • Maternity tops
  • Accessories
  • Dresses
  • Jumpers, Cardigans and Coats
This does not include:
  • Shoes
  • Underwear (including socks)
  • Swimwear

In celebration of my pledge not to line the pockets of the high street with my hard-earned, I have been shopping and have successfully bought today:

Skirt, with stretch for €2. This is REALLY long, thus has loads of fabric! I am going to turn this into a shorter skirt and use the rest of the tartan fabric for maternity jeans waist support.

Beautiful woolly jumper €6... It still had the price tag on (?!) and it was a whopping €75 new... It's size 18, I'm size 8, but I am going to wear it the leggings and sandals (and bump) for a casual but co-ordinated look in SS13. 

Buttons to quirk up some booties that I have knitted and a Chanel inspired t-shirt.

Some Tweed Aran Wool to knit or crochet a cardigan for bambino. A nice heirloom Irish piece this will be for us to keep forever. 

Also have on-route... jersey fabric to make a loads of Megan Nielson long sleeve tees. Crochet needles. Quilting cotton. Burda GroBag sewing pattern.

I have loads of fabric to be utilising, I have too much of a stash as it is. I must admit it's 'nice' to have a load of fabric to use at your will, but now is the time to get using and wearing! As well as fabric, I have enough buttons, elastics, threads etc to keep me going a long time!!

I hope you enjoy reading about this journey as much I will do making my way through it!!

Know any good but (very) beginner knitting and crochet patterns for newborns? Please let me know!!

Until next time...




  1. Awesome!! For my last pregnancy I bought one pair of maternity jeans & that was it!! The rest was altered/made by me! And I had a few things leftover from my previous pregnancies.(I got your comment...I never know whether to comment on my blog or on the other person's LOL)
    Feel free to check out my Maternity pinterest board, it's got some great tutorials.

    If I can make a recommendation, pick out a color palette. That way all of your clothes will be able to be mixed & matched & layered for the most versatility & variety. :) Can't wait to see what you sew!

  2. Oh my goodness, congratulations! What lovely news - look forward to seeing your maternity wardrobe evolve! X

  3. Well done you. I can't wait to see all the wonderful things you make. The booties are fab, I'm a beginner knitter, and I'd never be able to knit them. x

  4. I can't believe you're going to manage pregnancy without buying maternity on the high street. Impressive! And the little boot is so adorable! I wish that I'd known how to knit before I had my baby (who's now 13 years old) :-)

  5. Good for you! I hope you can thrift/make lots of good stretchy outfits that will see you through!

  6. Congrats on your bump! Best of luck with everything:)


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