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Pregnancy Rayon Gown

Added Sep 9, 2011

by juebejue

San Jose, Califo...






I made this simple gown from a deep blue rayon.

The skirt part is just a semi circle sewn together in the back which gives it a great drape. I was going to make a full circle, but I did my math wrong with my pregger brain at the store, and only had enough for a semi circle (FYI, if you want to make something like this, you need a wide bolt (60+ inches, and buy 3.5 yards if you want to use semi circle for a maxi, 7 if you want to do a full circle!).

The top is a basic cut (newlook 6589) with elastic in the back. To make it more interesting, I made bias tubes and criss crossed them, though I dont know if I love that design… Its a pain to maintain and I really should iron it to make sure that they are flat.(I was too lazy to do so for even a photoshoot. I guess I should forget about it for regular wear!)

All in all though, its a really comfortable dress. I really love the drape! I dont have any dressy events coming up, but with a little sweater I can dress it down enough for everyday wear!

Material Notes





Garment Type
Casual, Evening Wear

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    Sep 11, 2011, 05.12 PMby juebejue

    thank you everyone! im thrilled that you like it!

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    Sep 11, 2011, 12.34 PMby Jodi Wade

    Gorgeous. I love the criss cross back and that colour is beautiful on you.

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    Sep 10, 2011, 03.15 PMby liliashp

    So beautiful! Such a chic and glamorous dress- I love it!

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    Sep 9, 2011, 10.32 PMby mojo elgin

    Love it! You’re a very pretty pregnant. (I was always more of the blob type:)

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    Sep 9, 2011, 06.36 PMby janene

    Gorgeous. A very glamourous maternity dress! I wouldn’t worry about the straps not being straight. They look fine as they are.

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    Sep 9, 2011, 05.53 PMby Alili

    Beautiful dress! I love the color

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    Sep 9, 2011, 04.51 PMby juliethea

    Love it! There needs to be more maternity dresses this gorgeous! I know I loved wearing maxi dresses in the heat since both of my babies were born in the summer!

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    Sep 9, 2011, 04.00 PMby eunnyjang

    You look fantastic, and the dress is awesome!

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    Sep 9, 2011, 11.42 AMby robygiup

    The thing I like the most of this dress is the criss crossed back!!! Great job, it looks so comfortable!

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    Sep 9, 2011, 11.17 AMby merbecky

    This is beautiful, great job! Also, you look beautiful.

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    Sep 9, 2011, 10.10 AMby daisylynn

    It looks lovely, and so do you! Seeing gals twirling their pretty skirts always makes me happy. :-) I’m sure the skirt swings beautifully when you walk.

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    Sep 9, 2011, 09.10 AMby junespoon

    very dramatic – i love it!

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