Friday, August 17, 2012
Sewing Project: The Maternity Dress
I made this dress before we left California, but this picture, snapped by Nani, which arrived yesterday on a photo cd, was the first one that was good enough to share.
Basically I took a gigantic piece of fabric and left space for sleeves. Then I started sewing. Before I added the elastic I called Paul in and showed him. He looked at me like I was crazy, so to add to the crazy I held it up to him, as if I were making a men's shirt. It looked like it was about twice his size. His expression changed to serious concern.
Then I went back to work and inserted the elastic and made a little lace belt to go along with it. The entire project took about four hours, which meant I'd finished it in one night, so I could wear it to Church the next day.
The next day I spent a good hour debating whether or not it looked like pajamas. Paul said no, but I still wasn't entirely sure he wasn't just humoring me.
However it's since become my favorite dress, since it's so comfy and perfect for pregnancy. Now I just need to finish the sewing room so I can focus on sewing again!
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Its so pretty! Dresses always use a lot of fabric, especially if you want a full skirt, so they always seem way too huge at first. I would totally wear a dress like this!ReplyDelete