DIY Lemon Spring Dress

DIY Lemon Spring Dress
When I sat down to make something with this beautiful bright stretch cotton sateen fabric on that is a dream to sew with and absolutely perfect for spring and summer, I wasn’t too sure if I wanted something that would last for the next two months or something that would carry me through the summer.  Considering I’m three months pregnant with zero bump I decided to not allow this cute little dress to go to waste and make it baby friendly for months to come.

This dress was made using this Mcalls pattern with the following alterations:

-Added 2″ to the width of the front of the pattern
-Added 3″ to the width of the back of the pattern
-Removed 8″ from the lenth of the pattern
-Added a front pleat
-Added 2 back pleats
-Added a 9″ zipper in to the neck back
-Added a inverted pleated extension to the bottom of the dress

Dress: DIY
Heels: Miu Miu
Clutch: Prada

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  1. April 2, 2014 / 12:32 pm

    Congratulations Nikki!!! Love the dress style and the lemon color. Yellow is a popular color it seems for Spring/Summer 2014.

  2. April 2, 2014 / 12:34 pm

    Congratulations Nikki!!! Love the dress style and the lemon color. Yellow is a popular color it seems for Spring/Summer 2014.

  3. April 2, 2014 / 12:44 pm

    Congratulations! Beautiful dress and I absolutely love that color.

  4. April 2, 2014 / 12:57 pm

    Congratulations! I love yellow for maternity (well everything) wear.

  5. April 2, 2014 / 1:14 pm

    YAAAAY you're having a baby!!! Congratulations! I can't wait to see your new fashions. I love it when women don't wear the standard maternity clothes. 🙂

  6. April 2, 2014 / 1:52 pm

    Awwww congrats on your baby 🙂 lovely color on u doll

  7. April 2, 2014 / 3:16 pm

    Congratulation, such a beautiful color.

  8. April 2, 2014 / 3:28 pm

    Congratulations! Can't wait to see how stylish you'll look while preggers.

  9. April 2, 2014 / 3:33 pm

    Nkki!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations to you and your hubby!!!!!! Having a baby is one of the best gifts!!!!!!! and you look fabulous!!!!!!

  10. April 2, 2014 / 4:18 pm

    Cotton sateen is one of my favourite fabrics to use. Breathable, soft and smooth. I used something like yours to line a coat. Lovely dress.

    Most of all…CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

  11. April 2, 2014 / 4:32 pm

    Congratulations and God"s continued blessings to you!

  12. April 2, 2014 / 4:33 pm

    Congratulations and God's continued blessings to you!

  13. April 2, 2014 / 4:42 pm

    Congratulations love excited for you :).
    Can't wait to see your maternity style!

  14. April 2, 2014 / 5:48 pm

    Congratulations on the coming baby. What a blessing! May I say that you have definitely made a basic pattern so much better? WOW! You were it beautifully too and the shoes are the absolute perfect accessory. Bravo!

  15. April 2, 2014 / 6:28 pm

    Congratulations!! I know you will wear pregnancy well.

  16. Anonymous
    April 2, 2014 / 7:33 pm

    Congratulations and best wishes on a healthy pregnancy!

  17. April 2, 2014 / 8:24 pm

    Congratulations Nikki! I am a lurker who checks out your blog each day. I love your blog and wanted to congratulations on your great news.

  18. April 2, 2014 / 10:22 pm

    The colour of that dress is definitely a dream!!! Congratulations on your coming baby!! I can't wait for your maternity style.

  19. Anonymous
    April 2, 2014 / 10:28 pm

    Congrats and will definitely follow your maternity style although my baby factory is going to close soon – 6 kids with the youngest 4 yrs old is quite enough

    Wishing you and yours truly the best – it has all been fun for both my hubby and I

  20. April 3, 2014 / 3:26 am

    Pretty dress! I'm always amazed at how you modify a pattern to achieve what you want, fabulous! Congratulations on your pregnancy!

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  22. April 3, 2014 / 12:33 pm

    That color is fabulous on you. Can't wait to watch your "bump" develop! Knowing you and your style, you'll make us all want to have one too!

  23. April 3, 2014 / 11:12 pm

    Congrats! I'm sure you're already planning the most stylish wardrobe for your little one! Love the beautiful color of your dress and as usual, you've elevated the pattern to a whole new level!

  24. April 5, 2014 / 2:33 am

    Congratulations, Nikki!! You look beautiful in yellow too 🙂

  25. Anonymous
    April 5, 2014 / 2:26 pm

    another haute design! and congrats on baby j'adore!!!
    i love clothes that change with you, as opposed to having to buy/create tons of maternity styles…
    ~ krissy

  26. April 8, 2014 / 1:55 am

    Congratulations and the dres is gorgeous! You are so talented

  27. April 10, 2014 / 6:30 pm

    Congrats! I can't wait to see your baby's first one sie with leather embellishments.!

  28. April 15, 2014 / 8:15 pm

    Beautiful dress! Congrats on the new addition!

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