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Empire Line Dress (from men's shirt) Maternity

Added Jul 17, 2011

by Geeky Seamst...

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this dress has been finished for AGES!… but …. well it’s ‘flouncy’ and ridiculous… and it feels completely silly sitting around the house in it.

I will be making another one (because even when I don’t need the bump-room I’m unlikely to want to be dressed in tight fitting clothes) I have a feeling when I’ve toned down the colours a little and got rid of the silly frilly/misbehaving collar it’ll be a lovely comfortable nursing dress.

ok so lesson learned, don’t pair a pattern with another pattern, a flat colour for the shirt or the skirt would be slightly less ridiculous.

but meh, life is for learning – the instructions describe how to make the maternity AND non-maternity versions of this dress…

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    Jul 19, 2011, 05.21 AMby zaarissima

    simply beautiful!

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    Jul 18, 2011, 05.41 AMby ivorykohl

    I really like this. A great way to re-use some guy shirts and make them cute…would be really comfy in the summer. So cute!

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      Jul 18, 2011, 09.22 AMby Geeky Seamstress

      that is one of the best thngs about this, my body temerature is about 10 million degrees, being pregnant in the summer turns you into a smelly, sweaty wobbly mess hahah! Thats why I decided on an off-shoulder design <3 thankyou

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    Jul 18, 2011, 01.35 AMby kiwibubbles

    I love the bright colours, this dress is fun, what a great way to show off your bump :)

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      Jul 18, 2011, 09.17 AMby Geeky Seamstress

      it does do that . you hve to hold your head up high when wearing it hahaha (can’t melt into the background!)

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    Jul 18, 2011, 01.17 AMby kanamithedreamer

    So adorable! _

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