We've Been Sewing

Added Feb 19, 2013

by aluckmann

Minneapolis, Uni...

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I wanted to make a shirtwaist dress that would fit me during early pregnancy, as well as once the baby is here. The button front will make this a perfect dress for nursing, while the generous, full skirt will allow me to accentuate my natural waist as I work on losing the baby bump.

As I have been frustrated by the poor quality of maternity clothes, I decided that this dress would bare no resemblence. I made bound button holes (for all ten buttons), used french seams, and concealed every raw edge of fabric.

I love the result of this dress. I am already at 20 weeks, so the dress won’t fit me for much longer, but once my little one is here, it will be my go-to dress. You can find more on my blog.

Material Notes

Cotton Shirting

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual
Material
Cotton

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    Feb 20, 2013, 05.04 PMby katya

    Really sweet story, and I hope you enjoy it during the pregnancy. Congratulations!

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      Feb 22, 2013, 01.22 AMby aluckmann

      Thank you Katya, I’m glad you enjoyed learning about how “we’ve” been sewing.

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    Feb 20, 2013, 07.39 AMby Mary Athey

    Fab dress, congrats on the baby xx

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      Feb 22, 2013, 01.22 AMby aluckmann

      Thank you Mary!

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