Saturday, May 22

Maternity Feminine Dress






Trying to stick to my desire not to be a frumpy preggo women in stretch pants and my husband's t-shirt (standard painting attire here) I took out a favorite New Look skirt pattern (out of print and I can't find a photo of it online), looked at the top piece for a minute and found that it would be simple to make it into a maternity skirt. The skirt pattern is basically three V's topstitched together.

I folded the top piece of the pattern in half horizontally, cut the lower half out of the fine wale cordoroy remnant I found in the attic and then cut the top portion of the pattern from a four way stretch jersey from Joann's. The rest of the pattern I sewed the same except for the bottom panel, which is about four inches shorter than the pattern shows because I ran out of fabric.
Oh, I have a piece of lint on my belly... Everything falls and sticks to a pregnant midsection and no, I don't take myself too seriously most of the time.
Ruffled tank from Walmart - $1

Green sweater from thrift shop -$1

and barefooted, my favorite way to wear my feet! :)

Think I'll go mow my lawn now...






6 comments:

Diane said...

Pretty! Loved you dress Sunday too. :O)

Hannah said...

Thanks, Di. That was my two seam, convertible dress. I'll post a tutorial. Fun to wear and easy to make!

Nicci Lynn said...

Hey, I found your site (where I can't even remember) and been reading it now for a week or two and I LOVE it. We seem like minded and I think your family is just adorable. I actually just got done posting a blog on my site (www-dot-AFarmhouseFull-dot-com) that referenced yours - and I put you on my (small) blogroll. Although, if you would prefer not to be linked I will take it down. Good luck on your pregnancy (how many weeks are you?). I am 23 weeks along with #5 and also considered "young" to have lots of littles (turned 28 this month)

Anonymous said...

So where did you learn to sew??? I see your mom knits beautifully.. Did she teach you to sew?
sue in NJ

Anonymous said...

I appreciate your blog and the frugal/feminine series! Thanks too for the maternity tutorials! While waiting for an OB-GYN appointment last week, I was browsing through a magazine in the waiting room and was SHOCKED by a page of "inexpensive" outfit combinations... all around $100 or more!!! I rarely read a secular magazine, and I realized how 'sheltered' I must be. :-)

Jeannette said...

But you did put your shoes on to mow the lawn, didn't you? I bet you did because you are a momma and mommas like to set good safety examples. Love your sense of style and frugal handmade ways.