Since I am going to be pregnant most of the hot part of the summer I thought dresses would be my answer for keeping cool. I saw this cute blog post here before I was pregnant and really wanted to make a dress like the one she made.
I already had this white tee-shirt that I wasn't wearing and thought would be perfect for the top of this dress. The material on the bottom I found on sale back before I was pregnant as well and thought it was perfect. So one night I just cut into the fabric and the tee-shirt and went to work. It turned out pretty cute but I didn't like the way it looked at the seam with the gathering so I decided to add a simple satin ribbon around the waist. The tie helps hide the belly too.
It fit really well when I made it but now that I am much larger it is too small for me to wear. I think this would also be really cute when not pregnant. So I am looking forward to wearing it in my "big stage" after baby arrives before I get back into my pre-pregnancy clothes.
The only thing that I would change when I have time is to serge the hem now that I have a serger. When I did a hem on my machine it came out a bit wavy and draws too much attention. I would also put a small slit up the back of the dress by my feet so I have more leg room to walk.
I still have a maternity skirt pattern that I would like to sew before the baby arrives but we are coming close to the end...one more month, so I am not sure that is going to happen. Have you made any of your own maternity clothes?
My name is Julia and I am a designer and lover of all things crafting. If there is anything that I think I can make, I give it a try. I have recently been making items that I can give as gifts at baby showers, wedding showers, and as Christmas gifts. I have two cutie sons, my first born son we call "Bee" born 2011 and my second son we call "Squirrel" born 2012.
I would love to make something for you! Check out my Etsy shop! Or you can look on this site for items that I make and then choose a fabric from the picture at the bottom of my blog in the footer (also look around for newer fabrics that I have used, under the label "fabric", that are not in the footer) and email me at designerjules(at)gmail(dot)com.
These are pictures of all of the fabrics that I am currently using. I know these images are small and I would be happy to email you larger image if there is one you like. Please look at the "fabric" label on the right tool bar to see other new fabrics I am using.