I have been so thrilled to see my latest design, the Seine Cardigan, published in Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People 7, just after the birth of my baby daughter. The whole collection is really lovely and I feel very proud to be part of this amazing work!
(Image by Jared Flood)
Please check out my recent interview on Jared’s blog, in which we discussed the Seine Cardigan design, including the construction and all the other fun stuff. However, I just wanted to talk a little more about why I believe the Seine Cardigan is also perfect for comfort, discretion and style during and after pregnancy.
I spent most of last year with a baby bump and now, happily, I’m nursing my new baby daughter. It made me realise that selling pregnancy and nursing fashion clothes is a huge industry. The problem is that specially designed maternity clothes have a very short ‘useful life’ in your wardrobe and yet they can take a huge chunk out of your ‘baby budget’.
And these days, very few of us can afford to spend lots of money on ‘temporary’ clothes, because we’re all trying to focus our spending on knitting projects that produce good-looking, long-lasting, essentials!
Here’s a photo of me during the late 2nd trimester. We had to ‘cut off my head’ to make sure the entire Seine Cardigan was shown – but at least there was room for my smile!
So, when I was invited to design a garment for Wool People 7, I thought it was great opportunity to create a super-versatile cardigan that real women will love wearing!
The Seine Cardigan design is perfect for all of us! It’s for all shapes and sizes, tall, short, pre-diet, post-diet and don’t want to diet (after all, it’s not compulsory!). But it’s also a fabulous solution for pregnant or nursing mums who want a warm cardigan-jacket they can just throw on and look like a million dollars
The wide waterfall front drapes beautifully to cover your tummy when you’re pregnant or nursing and need an attractive, light-weight jacket for cold days. And with no pulling or straining at the seams, the Seine Cardigan allows you to wear a baby-sling or carry your baby close to your body in a completely comfortable and cosy way.
Moreover, if you want the option of fastening the front sometimes, you can add a pretty shawl pin, a vintage or modern brooch or a button and loop – adding your own touch of individuality to the versatile Seine Cardigan.
So with its touch of French insouciance, I’m delighted to present this stylish, shape-skimming cardigan-jacket designed especially for . . . you!