Added Feb 19, 2013
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.
Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014
Take a look at Meg's 2014 Mash Ups, and get the special pattern bundle that includes them all
Register today and get 20% off with a coupon code
Join Meg Healy in this 6 Week Course, we have just re-opened enrollment for a limited time!
Check out the top four finalists, and vote on your favorite dress
Check out these new 2015 patterns and cozy up to these wintery designs
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.