DIY 1 Hr. Maxi Dress

DIY 1 Hr. Maxi Dress
I’m going to go ahead and blame my new found love of prints, especially polka dots on hormones and the camouflaging nature of a great print.  It’s hard to believe I have only 9 weeks left to go and I’m happy to announce the only maternity wear I’ve purchased have been bras.  Mood Fabrics has made this process a cinch due to it’s incredible fabric selection and the fact I can order a fabric with confidence that It will be just as described.

This dress was made with this beautiful cotton-viscose jersey found on   The fabric has plenty of stretch, is light weight and feels amazing on.

I didn’t use a pattern for this quick and easy dress, but used my self-drafted instructions from this maxi I made last year.  This go round I made a few adjustments to accommodate the bump:

-Instead of measuring from the top of the bodice to the waist, I measured from the top of the bodice to 3″ above my waist.

-For extra bust support, I added a asymmetric strap by cutting a piece of fabric 1″ wide by 20″ long.  Stitch fabric closed, turn it inside out, stitch one side of the strap to the inside of the front of the dress, add 2 sew on snaps to the other end of the strap and to the inside of the back of the dress.

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  1. July 29, 2014 / 2:15 pm

    Oh you look amazing!!!! I absolutely love the dress!!! And as always, you did a wonderful job!!!!!

  2. July 29, 2014 / 2:44 pm

    How perfectly lovely. You make pregnancy look great!

  3. July 29, 2014 / 3:20 pm

    You look so amazing as usual! You make pregnancy look so easy.

  4. July 29, 2014 / 3:34 pm

    Love it! You make being pregnant fabulous. I go from wanting to sew to now I want to be pregnant lol. Great job.

  5. July 29, 2014 / 3:34 pm

    Kudos to you, you have managed to take maternity wear to the next level with your fashion forward creations. Love everything you make looks fabulous on you. How do you manage to have all this energy while being pregnant? I know I was too tire most of the time to sew for myself.

  6. July 29, 2014 / 6:22 pm

    Beautiful dress, Nikki. I you look fantastic.

  7. July 29, 2014 / 7:03 pm

    I love this maxi and the simple hair and makeup

  8. July 29, 2014 / 8:12 pm

    Pretty dress, amazing that you made this yourself.

  9. July 29, 2014 / 8:44 pm

    LOVE IT!!
    you need to bring out a line of pregancy clothes ASAP coz so many pregnant ladies here are just
    in need of your guidance!

  10. August 4, 2014 / 3:42 pm

    What a gorgeous dress! And you look amazing! I wish I'd been feeling well enough to make my own maternity wear when I was pregnant.

  11. Anonymous
    August 8, 2014 / 9:39 pm

    What lipstick are you wearing?

  12. September 5, 2014 / 4:16 am

    Very lovely. Classy.

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