How many maternity clothing items do you need during pregnancy? Just think about it!…
In this blog I would like to prove that it is not necessary to own an excessive number of maternity items as there are a lot of easy sewing patterns on the market which could work well with your pregnancy body.
I wanted to wear the dress shown on the photos to my lovely friend’s wedding back in April. I took my measurements right before their big day because I wanted to make sure the dress would fit. Unfortunately the weather turned colder and inthe end I had to go for my plan B dress which was warmer than my DIY dress. My next opportunity to wear my hand made garment was in mid May where luckily I managed to take a few pictures of it enabling me to share it with you guys in this post.
About the pattern
The pattern is designed for petite ladies and it is from the Burda magazine. Originally this is not a maternity pattern however if you picked a bigger size it would work as a maternity dress.
About the fabric
I bought a very nice poly rib jersey knit fabric from the online store called Minerva Crafts. I fell in love with its colour immediately! It’s called Cornflower Blue and has a nice soft finish.
About the construction
The Burda magazine gave the making process 2 out of 4 points which means it is easy to sew but a little bit time consuming. I now agree with the difficulty ranking given by the magazine, but at times in the process I wasn’t so sure. I sew garments following the instructions because I am still a beginner however this time the instructions did not make any sense to me. Maybe I just couldn’t translate them properly from English to Hungarian, but either way in the end I had to ask for my mother-in-law’s help. She is great at sewing and has lots of experience. I could manage to finish the dress with her support in plenty of time and I am now very happy with it! But I have learned from this project that sometimes you do not have to follow the instructions – sometimes it is easier to find one’s own logical steps in the construction process.
Although the dress is not perfect, I am very pleased how it turned out! I had to make some alterations on the back but all together it is a very comfortable and versatile dress. It can be worn for an everyday occasion or can be dressed up as well! Either way, it’s guaranteed to look nice! Also, I can’t forget that I made it when I was 5 months pregnant. It still fits me! I’m now in the last month! I have to say this dress is just perfect for maternity!
Do you like the dress? When you were pregnant, did you buy maternity items or did you sew your maternity wardrobe?