Me-Made-Maternity : 'pleated dress' (W30)
Autumn is for sure my favorite season, but I think it became even more since I moved to Quebec. I’m enjoying countryside a lot more here, and I love to try new activities, that I’ve never even thought about when I was living in France or in Belgium.
After apple picking that we tried last year, and again this year, I really wanted to try pumpkin picking this time. We looked for a nice place to go to, and after reading this article, we decided to go for la Ferme Cormier, as the patch was described as “huge”. In the end I was a bit disappointed on the size, which wasn’t really that big, and I found the place quite “simple” compared to the orchards we’ve done before. They still had a lot of pumpkin though, which is the most important! We had a lot of fun doing it, and I will definitely be going back next year with the baby!
For the occasion, I had to sew a dress.. right?! I received this fabric as a part of my partnership with L’Atelier de Dina, and I’m in love with it. I had the occasion to try it last year (I had it for Christmas) in burgundy/black and made a Cambie dress out of it. When France proposed to send me the blue/black version, I was thrilled!! ( You know how much I love blue right… and when I ordered it for Christmas last year, I spent ages trying to decide which colours I should take!). Anyway, this fabric is called Raw Plaid and is from Les trouvailles d’Amandine. They do make amazing fabric, and the quality is quite impressive. The design is twilled in the fabric, and it’s very soft. Because I’ve already sewn it a few months ago, I can tell you that after several washes, it remains the same.
I thought about making an Aubepine dress at first, but I actually made a first version of this in a Nani Iro fabric (I still have to show it to you!) and even if I like it, I’m not totally convinced of the style on me. It covers perfectly my baby bump though, but I wanted something else for this fabric. I ran into Une Bagatelle’s dress a few weeks ago, made from the Pleated Top from Salme, and adapted for pregnancy, and loved it so much that I knew I wanted to try a version too (thanks again for the inspiration!).
I had to cut under the 4th pleat (and not the third like her), and I added two gathered rectangles of one meter each to make the skirt. As the top is quite loose in the back (something I forgot!), I added a belt on the side, to tie at the back. This way, I can change the fit of the dress depending on the size of the belly, which is perfect for the next few weeks! (and for after delivery!) It’s a short sleeve dress which is maybe not the best for the season, but I wear it with a cardigan; I realised that I like less long sleeves dresses now…
It took me longer than expected to sew it as I’m definitely getting easily tired now !! My back hurts more than usual so I think that I’ll probably sew less until the end (one reason as well why I knit more than sew for the baby…). But I still have a few garments to show you that I’ve sewn during my crazy-full of energy – 2nd trimester.
So, what do you think about this dress? Have you been to a pumkpin patch before?
Have a nice week !
Pattern : Pleated T-Shirt, Salme Sewing Patterns
Size : 6
Fabric : Raw Plaid, Les trouvailles d’Amandine via l’Atelier de Dina
Shoes : Browns
Photographs : Ferme Cormier, Assomption (QC)