Me-Made Maternity : Knit dress (W18)
Hello everyone, I’m happy to be back for a new sewing post! My blog took some holidays this summer in the end, even if I didn’t really plan it! I went back to France to visit my family. It was so nice to enjoy everyone that unfortunately my blog got left on a side for a few weeks. I’m sorry if it took me so long to reply to all your lovely comments on my swimsuit!
But I’m back now with a project I made a few weeks ago, and I was not sure if I wanted to show it to your or not as it is very casual for pregnancy, but … why not ! We took the pictures around a month ago in Mexico, when I was into my 18th week of pregnancy. This week (18) started to show my bump a bit more even in the morning, and not only after meals!, I had less nauseas (but not for long), more energy (easy anyway when you’re on holidays), but acid reflux symptoms appeared too (but I had that just for a week in the end, ouf).
Anyway, for my holidays, I needed a dress that would be comfy, and which would show my little bump (because why would I hide it right!). I bought a dress in that style last year and I loved it so much that I wanted a new one.
To make it, I used three different things: The Moneta pattern (from Colette Patterns) for the top and sleeves, using my pattern hacking for the neckline (from Plantain tee-shirt, Deer & Doe). Like I’ve been doing for a long time now! Then, to fit my bump in it, I used a tutorial from Liz Cotton & Curls, which explains how to adapt your dress as a maternity. And for the length, I just used the dress I bought last year to know how long I should make this one.
Regarding the fabric, I used a knit fabric bought in Globetex before summer. Sadly, this fabric wasn’t the best quality in the end and started to pill on the side where I was wearing my bag … but for 3.50$ the meter I couldn’t expect more from it I guess. But in the end this dress did the job as I won’t go to work with it (it’s a bit too casual, and transparent), and it’s perfect for week-ends!
It’s a quite small article for today I know, but I will be back very soon to show you my pregnancy Châtaigne Shorts (Deer & Doe) that I LOVE. Have a nice start of the week everyone!
Pattern : Moneta, Colette Patterns + DIY Cotton & Curls
Size : XS
Fabric : Globetex, Montréal