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Summer Sewing Challenge - Ocean Blue Maternity and Baby Dress

Added Aug 5, 2012

by Chloe' Window

Tampa, Florida, ...

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This project made it to one of the finalist in the contest! Please support me and VOTE HERE
I will be over the moon if I can have a new sewing machine to make things for my baby girl =)
Thank you for your support!
See more on my blog
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We are expecting our baby girl in 5 weeks’ time. I adapted Burda’s June 2010 maxi dress pattern for a mother/baby dress set. This pattern is brilliant – versatile, elegant and comfortable at the same time.

For the mother dress I wanted the back to be the visual focus with the full lace panel (my bump already gets enough attention!). I adjusted the back pattern to fit the lace panel and also eliminated the back darts to accommodate my non-existent waist line ;-) The front tucks on the original pattern are perfectly placed for a maternity dress and grows with my belly. It not only works as a maternity dress but also looks great afterwards as a regular summer dress.

For the baby dress I adapted the Sophia baby outfit pattern to the same style as the maxi dress by adding the round neckline and front tucks. For a finishing touch both the mother and baby dresses have the same tiny lace trim in the front.

I love how both outfits turned out. I can’t wait to wear them together with my baby girl next summer!

Material Notes

Silk/Cotton blend chiffon, Cotton lace

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Romantic
Material
Chiffon, Lace/Sequins, Silk

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    Aug 10, 2012, 08.55 PMby teamydear

    What an awesome lace inset you found!!!! Hope you win the contest, voted for you :-) PS: you should post a follow up picture with your baby girl when she’s there :-)

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      Aug 10, 2012, 09.21 PMby Chloe' Window

      Thank you for the support! I definitely will :-)

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    Aug 8, 2012, 11.46 AMby Sewholic

    Hi, I voted for you. I love the choice of fabric and how you combined it with the lace. All the best with the pregnancy and the delivery. Perhaps later you can post a photo of you and your daughter wearing the matching outfits.

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      Aug 8, 2012, 12.59 PMby Chloe' Window

      Thank you for your support! Yes I will definitely post a photo when my baby girl has arrived =)

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    Aug 8, 2012, 09.02 AMby quiltsewsewsue

    Gorgeous! Love the mother-baby outfit and so beautifully made!

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    Aug 8, 2012, 01.58 AMby Laura Uku-Adu

    I really like this dress and the colours stand out so well with the print. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!

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      Aug 8, 2012, 01.00 PMby Chloe' Window

      Thank you Laura for the support and encouragement =)

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    Aug 7, 2012, 11.59 PMby poppykettle

    Just GORGEOUS. I love Etsy for lace – I’ve found so many incredible pieces on there. I can’t say just how much I adore your dress!

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    Aug 6, 2012, 09.41 PMby libra-s

    Gorgeous!!!

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    Aug 6, 2012, 09.33 AMby Mary Athey

    The two dresses are gorgeous. i love the lace inset in the back its a fab touch. xx

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    Aug 6, 2012, 01.09 AMby bright-ideas-studio

    This is so pretty! Where did you get the lace for the back?

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    • Betty_dress-5_large

      Aug 6, 2012, 09.41 AMby Chloe' Window

      Thank you! I got it on Etsy after looking everywhere for the right lace panel for this dress. Almost missed the sewing challenge deadline for it ;-)

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    Aug 6, 2012, 01.07 AMby schnui

    These 2 dresses are really lovely and you look beautiful in your dress. Wishing you a healthy and happy delivery of your little girl.

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      Aug 6, 2012, 10.27 AMby Chloe' Window

      Thank you for the blessings =)

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    Aug 6, 2012, 12.34 AMby ctharp

    Such pretty dresses! Did you make the lace for the back of the dress?

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    • Betty_dress-5_large

      Aug 6, 2012, 09.40 AMby Chloe' Window

      I wish I did ;-) I found it on Etsy. It’s a soft cotton lace, lovely to sew with and wear.

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    Aug 5, 2012, 10.30 PMby Amber Bockman

    I just made that pattern & yours turned out way better. I think it’s a pattern that looks best with a print!

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    • Betty_dress-5_large

      Aug 5, 2012, 11.15 PMby Chloe' Window

      Thanks! Agree it looks better with print – I had this fabric for a while and have been looking for the right maxi dress pattern. And there it is!

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