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Eyelet Darling Ranges

Added Apr 16, 2012

by TheOldOneTwo

Portland, Oregon...






Yikes, sorry for the wonky photos. I’m pregnant, but not THAT wide (yet!).

I actually got to make myself an Easter/ Pascha dress this year. I used the Darling Ranges pattern by Megan Nielsen. I made slight modifications to make it suitable for maternity wear— hoping it’ll fit throughout the rest of my pregnancy!

I wore it to church with tights and a cardigan— it felt a bit short, at least for my taste. So today I wore it again with jeans for a more casual look. File it under: I’m pregnant—whatever works, works!! :D
(sorry for the wonky photos….!)

I was able to line it with a very lightweight cotton. Even lined and with the buttons, this was a satisfying, fairly quick project. It’s simplicity (only four main pattern pieces!) allowed me to focus on construction and craftsmanship.

To those who celebrated Easter/ Pascha today (according to the Eastern Orthodox calendar)— Christos Anesti! Khristos Voskrese!

Now? I’ve got two more Darling Ranges cut out and ready to sew. Yippee :D

Material Notes

eyelet, cotton, buttons


Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Romantic
Cotton, Eyelet

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    Apr 19, 2012, 09.52 PMby Seeks Corey

    Awesome! What kind of alterations did you make to make it more maternity friendly? I’m totally looking for ways to extend the use of my current pattern stash.

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      Apr 20, 2012, 12.28 AMby TheOldOneTwo

      All I did for this project was cut the bodice one size larger than my normal measurements (since I’m only half way through my pregnancy, I know my chest size will increase), and then I went up two sizes in the skirt. The pattern also suggests raising the waistline to an empire waist for a maternity style… which I didn’t end up doing (too lazy) but will probably do next time (just lop off 1-3 inches from the bottom of the bodice pieces).

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    Apr 16, 2012, 10.15 AMby Douli Bee

    Absolutely lovely! Christos Anesti!

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      Apr 17, 2012, 04.57 AMby TheOldOneTwo

      Alithos Anesti! Thank you so much :D

  • Prof_large

    Apr 16, 2012, 10.03 AMby sushihsnoopy

    Eyelet and Darling ranges? nice! Make sure you post the other two dresses when you finish them!

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      Apr 17, 2012, 04.58 AMby TheOldOneTwo

      Thanks so much! Will do :D

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