It seems like I have an endless supply of projects that I am working on, but I never can find the time to blog about them. I will try to remedy that with some extra posts this week.
Enough about that though. I want to show you a project that I completed two weeks ago (see, a little far behind...)
I have never owned a maternity dress. Yes, I am on my second pregnancy. I have always just worn skirts and shirts. I decided that that needed to change and decided to make one of my own. I was really nervous about making it because I have never made myself anything from scratch, but I decided that I needed to conquer my fears and just get to it. (sorry I don't have pictures of the actual dress making process. I only had one day to complete it before I needed to be able to wear it.)
I found the jersey fabric at Walmart (of all places) and it was on sale for only $2.00 a yard! I really liked the print and you just can't beat that price.
The thing I was most worried about was that I didn't have a pattern to use to cut out the dress. I knew what I eventually wanted it to look like but wasn't sure how I was going to get there. Using a maternity top that I already owned as a sort of a pattern, I created my own bodice for the maxi dress. Then I simply measured around my belly and cut the fabric for the skirt a little bit bigger so that I could gather it and it would flow instead of just hugging my body. I ended up using about 2 yards of fabric so altogether this dress only cost me $4.00 to make!
I sewed it all together and wah-lah. A maxi dress! I am going WAY out of my comfort zone to show this to you. Here I am in all my 32 weeks pregnant body glory.
And what outfit would be complete without a coordinating necklace? Definitely not this one. I used this tutorial I found on pinterest to make the necklace and will probably make several more in different colors because it was so easy and so cute!