Blogging Anxiety & Catch Up Sesh

Hello beautiful humans!

It’s been a while. Let’s sit down and chat on what’s been going on, cause it’s a long one. Well, I’ve been testing patterns like crazy. In the month of February leading into March, I tested nine all together. I enjoyed every single one of them. I mean I can sew with lace and do a buttonhole on my machine now! That’s a big deal. They were two of my sewing fears! I’ve learned a ton the past month, but I’m about to be 1000% real with y’all. I’ve had some pretty bad blogging anxiety lately. Is that a thing? Well, for me it was. It started with the lingerie tests I completed. I was so excited to share them and then my mind started racing if I should share pictures of myself in my skivvies on the internet. I mean, that’s forever. The pictures look damn good, but there’s no going back. So, that road block just lead to me staying as far away from my blog as possible. Like I pretended my blog was the plague. It stunk because I’ve made so many beautiful things in the past month that I’ve been eager to share, but damn that anxiety got me every time. It’s a real bitch. So, today I’m going to do my best to overcome that anxiety and share all my lovely creations with y’all. I hope you enjoy! I’ve added little blurbs on each pattern under the picture along with a link to the pattern and fabric. Thanks for reading and I look forward to sharing with you more often.

Mama Bridgette by Made for Mermaids



Mama Bridgette is a bralette and nightie pattern that can be made from stretch fabric by the yard, stretch lace and mesh by the yard, and galloon lace. This puppy is packed with options. There are three different back styles: the full back straps, cross back straps, and racer back. You can make the nightie version with or without side vents. If you’re looking at this pattern and intimidated, don’t be! Join the Sew-A-Long Group here and get all the good tips and tricks from there. If you’re anything like me and love anything lace you’ll be addicted to sewing these. Affiliate link to pattern here. I used galloon lace from Surge Fabric and cotton lycra from Sweetkniits.

Mama Victoria by Made for Mermaids

Looking for a quick, satisfying, and sexy sew? Victoria is your girl!  There are two style options, the cheekies and the low rise thong. You can make either out of stretch jersey, lace, or mesh and picot; or galloon lace. I can make the cheekies from galloon lace in about 1o minutes. No lies! And who doesn’t want a undies drawer full of matching undies and bralettes. Affiliate link here. I used gallon lace for the cheekies from Surge Fabric, and yardage lace from Joann Fabric.

Mama Lexi by Made for Mermaids

 A good pair of lounge pants/shorts are a sure fire way to my heart and Lexi crawled her way right in. You have to option of two shorts inseam lengths, 4″ & 5″, and two pants or jogger inseam lengths of 31″ or 33″. You can do slat pockets, patch pockets, or no pockets at all. Lastly, you can just a regular knit waistband or yoga fold over style, both with the option of a drawstring. Grab your pattern here (affiliate link). I used french terry from Knitpop for this pair.

Mama Stella by Made for Mermaids

Stelllaaaaaaaa! Stella is another jammed packed with options pattern. Those mermaids work hard making sure you get your bang for your buck. There are four back options: v back with ties, keyhole, off the shoulder, and full back. You have several different sleeve lengths and shirt or tunic length. I’m kind of obsessed with this pattern and plan to make a million more for working out in. Grab your copy of the pattern here (affiliate link). Both fabrics are a rayon spandex blend from Knitpop.


Go to jacket by Patterns for Pirates


I love, love, love getting the chance to sew for my sweet babe. He always gets so excited when something is fresh off the machine just for him. Since he’s rather petite and slim for his age, finding jackets that don’t swallow him are a challenge. Not a problem when mom sews. 🙂 The Go To Jacket is the perfect fall and spring jacket. There are two styles to choose from: bomber and classic hoodie. You can make it in tunic length or shirt length, and the youth pattern is unisex. You can choose from kangaroo pockets or inseam pockets. And if you’re like me, you can grab a pattern for the whole family and match! Grab you copy here.


With Love Dress by George + Ginger

Kristi recreated my favorite dress ever with the With Love Dress. The dolman style dress features a figure flattering elastic waistband, and either knee length and maxi or maxi with side vents. You definitely want a light & airy fabric that drapes well to flow over your body. You can grab your copy of the pattern here. I made this dress from rayon spandex from Girl Charlee.

Super G Athletic Tights by Greenstyle Creations

The Super G’s are GENIUS! Like for real, Angelyn thought of the best way to avoid all the stress put on the inner leg seam of athletic tights by adding a wide gusset. Now, thigh rub will no longer destroy my running pants.  Along with the awesome gusset, the wide waistband and pockets are everythangggg. Grab your copy here. I made these with heavy supplex from Zenith and Quasar.
Just one final note before I leave you. Remember that it’s okay to take a break if you need one. Treat yourself kindly and take care of yourself both your body and mind. <3

1 thought on “Blogging Anxiety & Catch Up Sesh

  1. I am SO glad I found the plussizesewing hashtag on insta and it led me to your blog!!!! These are ahhhhmazing and you look smokin’!!! I’ve been leery of posting any of my own makes on my insta but you and the other fab ladies are giving me courage. And I may be brave enough to try those bralettes now!!!!!

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