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Navy Pleat Tunic Dress

Added Jul 8, 2009

by bola

Leeds, United Ki...






Here is a simple jersey dress I made for my growing tummy. I wanted to make a few of these comfortable casual dresses as maternity clothes seem to be quite expensive and I don’t really have much time to shop for them.

I altered a free BWOF pattern by taking out the front and back gathers under the yoke and replacing them with a single pleat. I also altered the shape of the tunic dress – it was more like a balloon bubble shape which made me look massive! I also dropped the armhole and added bias binding to the sleeves. An easy make with only 5 pattern pieces!

Material Notes

Navy Jersey





Tiaknight- on ebay for the jersey

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    Nov 13, 2009, 02.43 PMby rosie-astro

    Hi there,

    You look fantastic! I love it.

    Could you tell me where to get the pattern, please?

    Thanks, Rosie

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      May 14, 2010, 04.45 PMby bola

      Oh sorry Roise i’m just seeing this message now- I think the pattern is still on the burda world of fashion website- in the free downloads section, hope this helps!bx

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    Aug 10, 2009, 02.20 PMby ichigogirl

    Oooh, you’re pregnant, congratulations! Hope you’re feeling well and everything. Also, it’s a lovely dress, and the wrap dress too. Take care! /Karin

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    Jul 9, 2009, 09.16 AMby ink

    So nice to see another post from you! You look gorgeous!

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    Jul 9, 2009, 08.29 AMby catmagalhaes

    OMG you’re pregnant!!!! Congrats! Very nice dress! looks great with your tummy.

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    Jul 9, 2009, 03.00 AMby pippilotta33

    Fantastic, I really like your version of this tunic dress. I never considered using this pattern because of the “balloon” effect. But now I might use it (although I am not pregnant) because I really like the neckline with the yoke.

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    Jul 9, 2009, 01.54 AMby anajan

    Hey Bola, that is so cute, and you look beautiful in the dress.

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    Jul 9, 2009, 12.29 AMby lybu

    Adorable dress, beautiful colour

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    Jul 9, 2009, 12.06 AMby sewella

    Well, in this beautiful dress you look amazing!

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    Jul 8, 2009, 07.23 PMby tatuswelle

    awww…your bump is soo cute! Love the dress too! : )

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    Jul 8, 2009, 06.03 PMby littlebutton

    Yes, I remember how expensive maternity clothes were and they were always made of hideous, cheap fabrics. You look gorgeous in this dress and the other maternity clothes you have made :)

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    Jul 8, 2009, 04.17 PMby lunatepetal

    cute dress!

    bola, you(and your belly) look beautiful :)

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    Jul 8, 2009, 02.50 PMby kquade

    It looks very nice. My sis is pregnant and wants me to sew her maternity clothes for the same reasons you listed! She would like this dress. Also, you look lovely:)

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    Jul 8, 2009, 02.49 PMby jmgordon52

    Aw! This is a nice, sweet dress. The color and fit look great on you! Such a great look. Congrats and best wishes for a healthy pregnancy!

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