DIY Floral Mini

floral-dress
I’m traditionally not a floral or print person but I’m taking this opportunity to go crazy with these camouflaging fabrics.  I find it quite liberating to not feel the need to scrutinize every aspect of my body while pregnant and simply embrace what’s going on.  My motivation going through this process has been staying strong as opposed to trying to ward off the natural progression of pregnancy.  Lifting weights make me feel strong healthy and empowered which is so important at a time that’s so life changing and takes you out of your normal comfort zone.

This dress was made with this jersey from Mood Fabrics which is crazy comfortable and definitely stand out.

The pattern used was this super simple Vogue V1314 which is a side ruched dress pattern but because I had only 45 minutes to make it I made the following alterations:

-Opted to leave the ruching out
-Cut the dress 1 size smaller than normal to accommodate for the left out ruching
-Removed 4″ from the hem of the dress

Dress: DIY
Heels: Giuseppe Zanotti
Clutch: Ports 1961

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11 Comments

  1. June 17, 2014 / 1:18 pm

    Wow…45 minutes? That's amazing! Love the placement of the flowers on the front. Pregnant never looked so good!

  2. Tisha Maria
    June 17, 2014 / 1:34 pm

    You look so freaking fab. I really hope I look like this when I get pregnant

  3. Anonymous
    June 17, 2014 / 1:35 pm

    You look amazing! what a fly pregnancy you are having.

  4. June 17, 2014 / 2:01 pm

    You look beautiful Nikki!

  5. June 17, 2014 / 2:54 pm

    This is certainly one of my go to patterns for sure. You look fabulous mama.

    Natasha B|Fashionably Fabulous

  6. June 17, 2014 / 4:52 pm

    This is too cute! I love the choice of fabric. Did you use a lining under it too or was the jersey thick enough?

  7. June 17, 2014 / 7:06 pm

    This dress is awesome! And sewn in forty five minutes is amazing.

  8. June 18, 2014 / 1:00 am

    I love the dress, but when are you going to get out those heels young lady? LOL!!!

  9. June 18, 2014 / 4:55 am

    Love this dress, you look great!

  10. June 23, 2014 / 12:19 pm

    I've not visited your blog in a while, last time I was here, there was no baby on the way so first & foremost, congratulations. Secondly, you look amazing, love that you are staying truly fashionable while pregnant. This dress is very flattering & since you know how to sew (a gift was not blessed with) 🙂 Once you have the baby, I'm sure you can alter it to still be a part of your wardrobe. Enjoy your week & again, congratulations.

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