Saturday, September 10, 2011

$4.00 Maternity Maxi Dress and Necklace

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!

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Rachel said...

So cute! You are so talented!

Amy said...

That dress looks fabulous! And you are looking great too!

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

Jonie you are adorable! That dress is amazing. Way to go Hot Mama!

collette said...

Love it!

You can do it 2 said...

So cute! i want one! can you help me make one??

Jillian said...

It looks so great, Jonie...and so do you! Great job!

Katie Lady said...

This dress is SOOOO cute! Do you have a tutorial for it?