Hello! Here’s my first go at a maternity dress. My goal was pretty simple: something that fits! I was hoping to manage something comfortable, that felt like my style and would continue to fit for a bit longer. Also I wanted to shop my stash, sew something easy and make it between naps.
I dug out this grey ponte knit that I bought at Stonemountain over the summer. It’s a poly-rayon blend, and has excellent recovery. So glad I scooped up a couple yards. And to keep things simple I decided to revisit a favorite knit pattern for the top – Deer & Doe’s Plantain.
I quickly sketched out a wide trapeze skirt starting at the bust. I went for a hem that angles down at the sides thinking that as my bump continues to grow it would look intentionally shorter in front. I second guessed this a few times while sewing but looking at the pictures now I think it turned out pretty close to what I imagined. Simple bands for the neck and sleeves and a twin needle hem. I did manage to misjudge my bust measurement. It’s a bit unsettling to have measurements change to quickly. So glad there was enough seam allowance!
Here I am looking rather pleased with my bump and new dress. Not sure why I’m so smug but at 5 1/2 months along I am feeling well and enjoying being pregnant, so there’s that!
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