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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).

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Pattern : Moneta, Colette Patterns + DIY Cotton & Curls

Size : XS

Fabric : Globetex, Montréal

Comments

  • 18 August 2015
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    Elisabeth

    Robe casual certes, mais réussie! Et puis être confort dans un vêtement est d’autant plus important avec une bedaine:-). J’ai hâte de voir le short chataigne de grossesse!

  • 18 August 2015
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    Jolie !! Et félicitations !

  • 18 August 2015
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    Très belle réussite pour cette sympathique robe de grossesse et superbes photos dans un cadre paradisiaque 🙂

  • 18 August 2015
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    Une robe simple mais en même temps LE basique du dressing de grossesse !
    Il me tarde de voir le short Châtaigne spécial baby bump 🙂

  • 18 August 2015
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    Ana

    That is a lovely dress Anna! Love the colour and of course the stripes and shapes! It fits perfectly 🙂

  • 18 August 2015
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    C’est important de se sentir à l’aise dans ses vêtements de grossesse. Ta robe te va bien et tu aurais eu tort de nous priver de te voir avec. Je la sélectionne sur Abracadacraft.

  • 18 August 2015
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    Lunej

    Simple mais efficace! Joli travail.

  • 18 August 2015
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    Elle est très chouette, et laisse une belle place au joli p’tit bidon !

  • 21 August 2015
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    Kirstin

    It’s really pretty! We must be pretty close together with our pregnancies (I’m 21 weeks now, due December 26th), and I’m closely following your blog and instagram for inspiration to see how you’re doing your me-made-maternity outfits. For this dress, did you just add some width around the belly? I have to admit, Liz’s tutorials aren’t incredibly clear to me.

  • 22 August 2015
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    Elle est belle comme tout cette robe !

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