I used the Pina Dress and Top pattern by Megan Nielsen. It’s a great pattern. It was really easy to make. I wish I could’ve made longer sleeves, but I used every bit of the fabric that I could. I didn’t have a lot to begin with. The only thing I don’t like about this style is that it’s tight around my arms. I even lengthened the elastic that I added to the sleeve hem, but it’s almost uncomfortable. It still works though and I’ve worn it a lot already. I also lengthened the hem a little for warmth and modesty.
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This is a great style for nursing after I have the baby. I’ll wear it with a nursing tank, so it’ll give me options other than only wearing skirts and tops.
For the cardigan I crocheted it using a free cocoon cardigan crochet pattern. I would never have sewn or purchased this style of cardigan, but crocheting it made it very appealing. I do like wearing it; it’s like wearing a warm blanket that’s actually cute. I can wear a long sleeve shirt with this cardigan and stay fairly warm even in freezing temperatures outside. I used a basic gray chunky yarn so it crocheted up pretty fast. I just enjoy crocheting a couple of projects whenever it’s cold.