Author: Kara Metta

Fall floral maternity dress from @shoppinkblush

Transitional Dresses from Pink Blush

I remember being so excited after having my first baby that I could finally wear normal clothes again. My first Sunday back at church, I found myself in the mothers’ room to nurse. It was then that I realized the dress I had worn, which zipped up the back, was […]

Cute maternity hoodie for fall from @shoppinkblush

Do I look pregnant from the side?

Yes.  Yes, I do. I always find it funny when people say to me, “You don’t even look pregnant from the back.” Does anyone look pregnant from the back?  I have yet to see that.  So I always want to turn and say, “But do I look pregnant from the side?” […]

DIY Modest Mermaid costume using supplies from JOANN

DIY Mermaid Costume with JOANN

“Mom! I love it! You’re a fat mermaid!” Special thanks to JOANN Fabrics for partnering with me on this post. While I was compensated to share on my social media channels, I was not compensated to post this on my blog.  I just thought it was pretty fun and wanted to share […]

DIY Maternity T-shirt using your Cricut machine!

DIY Maternity Shirt with Cricut

I won a Cricut machine back in April, but I’ve been terrified to break it out and actually use it! I was super overwhelmed about trying to learn the new software and a new machine that I put it off for way too long. There definitely is a learning curve, […]

DIY Jogger Pants from old sweatpants. Can be done in under an hour! This page has a complete video tutorial. Refashion Series Ep. 3

Refashion Series Ep. 3 DIY Sweatpants to Jogger Pants

Join me as I refashion some old workout pants into a new and spiffy pair of jogger pants. All you need are your pants, a sewing machine, some ribbed knit fabric, and thread. For the full tutorial, please view the video below. If it appears blurry, simply change the settings […]

Embroidered dress from Cleo Madison.

Baby #3

We’re having ANOTHER BOY this November! We’re pretty pumped about it around these parts (though we do hope to have a girl someday). I’m so excited to watch our family grow and see how this baby plays into our family dynamic. After a few struggles with staying pregnant earlier this […]

McCall's Pattern 7417 Review

Get this Swim Pattern for $1.99!

Back in February, I posted the picture above on Instagram showing off a new swimsuit I made using McCall’s Pattern M7417. I’m sharing the final project on my blog today because this pattern, along with almost every in-print McCall Pattern, is on sale on their website today for just $1.99! […]

Cents of Style Graphic Tee sale!

Fashion Friday with Cents of Style

I remember the first time I returned to the hospital to visit my first son, Camden.  He was in the NICU, which meant that I had to go home without him.  I was a complete mess.  On this visit, I was all alone as my husband had returned to work. […]

Refashion Series ep. 2 The baseball Tee

Refashion Series Ep: 2 The Baseball Tee

This sweater is another fun piece I inherited from my grandmother.  I immediately fell in love with the print and the soft velvety texture of the fabric.  Using one of my own baseball tees, I created a pattern that allowed me to transform this sweater into a trendy new baseball […]

Refashion Series ep. 1 The Metta Dress

Refashion Series: Ep.1 “The Metta Dress”

When my grandmother passed recently, I learned that they were going to send all of her clothes to the DI.  I immediately asked if I could go through them first and I’m so glad I did!  There were many pieces that were already wearable, some of the others were perfect […]

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