Episode 17:

Exploring Maternity Wear

It’s Caroline’s last week before she breaks for maternity leave and in honour of that we are talking about all things maternity wear!
Expect some great shopping recommendations, a view of maternity wear and all the details through a pattern cutters eye and a mini interview with a maternity wear specialist, Paige Colthart.


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A big thank you to Paige for joining us!

Paige is a product Developer at a specialist maternity wear brand, so we’re really lucky to have her!

If you’re not sure what a product developer is, Paige’s job is basically to guide the product through all of the development stages. 

So she’s involved in every stage of the process, from initial research, to tech drawings, to fabric sourcing, to proto development, to print design, to briefing pattern, fitting garments through to negotiating costs and fabric testing. So it’s a very well rounded and varied role, giving her a great understanding of the garment!

Some Notes from us…

Caroline’s shopping Recommendations:

Dorothy Perkins Maternity
Mamas and Papas – Bloom and blossom
Jojo Maman Bebe
H&M Mama
New look
Marks and Spencer

Indie pattern recommendations:

The Fold Line have done a fab blog post about their favourite maternity wear patterns, check it out here!

Some of our favourites:

Trousers – styleARC
Bettine Dress  – Tilly and the Buttons
Alissa Maternity Top – Megan Neisen

Kathryn bought a little pre-baby pattern cutting present for Caroline…a childrens wear book by Winifred Aldrich! What else could a pregnant pattern cutter want?!

Is there a topic you’d like us to cover? We’d love to hear from you! Contact Kathryn and Caroline directly with any comments / feedback on fashionhalfcut@gmail.com. Alternatively you can reach out on instagram @fashionhalfcut.

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