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Maternity Wear Gone Chic

Added Jul 26, 2011

By burdastyle

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Who says maternity wear can’t be chic? Chipdale7 shows us how to take a pattern, make it fashion-forward and baby friendly. This variation is cool enough for anyone to try— whether expecting a child or not! Chie wears this dress before and after her pregnancy, as the savvy design makes for feeding her sweet little child a breeze.

This pattern variation is based on our Heidi dress— a fabulously easy dress that is a great basic shape with some nice design details and a beautiful neckline. 38 BurdaStyle members have uploaded photos their Heidi variations, have you made one?

Material Notes

For the top: Lightweight cotton, wool, blends; For the skirt: Stretch fabrics with little drape. 2 1/2 yards (2m 20cm) SELF.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Rock
Cotton, Blends, Wool

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    Aug 8, 2011, 08.12 PMby megamind

    I will make it for my sister, thanks

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    Aug 3, 2011, 08.47 PMby dnembhard

    Thanks! My sister is pregnant, and I can’t wait to make some cute maternity wear for her :)

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    Aug 2, 2011, 09.06 PMby Saeriu

    This is really cute! Is the side zipper for nursing? I’m in search of nursing tops and this would work if it had a zipper on both sides. Saeriu

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      Aug 3, 2011, 11.38 PMby Vivat Veritas

      yes! the side zippers are for nursing. i installed it on both sides, so it is easy to feed the baby:)

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      Aug 3, 2011, 11.57 PMby Saeriu

      What a great idea—2 zippers :)

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    Aug 2, 2011, 03.08 AMby JeannereSmart

    I am 6months pregnant, and this looks fantastic and so pratical, yet feminine aswell :)

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