Christmas Maternity Minidress

Added Dec 18, 2009

by Galadriel F

Leeds, United Ki...

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Description

We were invited to a party, and being six months pregnant, none of my going-out clothing fits any more. Solution: sew it myself, of course. I did not want a tent dress, as so many maternity dresses seem to be. I think they make the wearer look more fat than pregnant, and I wanted something more fitted to show off my bump.

I altered a simple princess-seamed top into an empire bodice, adding sleeves (it is winter, after all). I then shaped a short skirt with front and back darts. All in all, it took about four hours (one hour at least was seam-ripping—I do that a lot), though I did make a muslin first (also about three/four hours). I didn’t bother finishing seams the way I normally like to, as this is a dress I won’t be able to wear much! However if I want to wear it again as I grow bigger, the darts in front can be re-shaped, or the front skirt panel can be replaced altogether, as I still have sufficient material leftover.

Material Notes

Heavy cotton from my stash
Lighter cotton from stash (facing)
Invisible zipper

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Preppy, Romantic
Material
Cotton

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    Dec 18, 2009, 06.10 PMby alazycalm

    Oh, you are too adorable! Congrats on the baby, and have fun at the party – you look great! :)

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