When I found out I was pregnant the goal was to only make clothes that will be post pregnancy appropriate and so far at 6 months I’m sticking to my plan. I figure with a few alterations here and there I should be ok. The downside of being pregnant beside the nausea that won’t manage to go away is the lack of awesome maternity clothes. When you do a google search, all you seem to find is a bunch of stretchy dresses or tops with odd looking belts sitting at the top of your stomach. All I could think of was this is absolutely not my style. I still have the desire to dress like myself but accommodate my growing belly. Thank goodness I’m capable of making my own clothes.
This dress was made using a ponte like fabric that’s been in my cabinet for over a year and I have no clue where I purchased it. It has a two-way stretch and it’s very breathable.
The pattern used was this Vogue V1102 which also made an appearance last year here with the following alterations:
-Removed 1.5″ from the bodice
-Removed the bow option
-Cut 2 pieces of fabric 41″x 21″ sew each side of the fabric together, attach the side seams to the bodice side seams. Pleat the fabric as as you attach it to the bodice and sew together using a double stitch.
-Add a 1.5″ band to the hem