13 February 2012

a new dress

With my tummy growing like crazy, most of my Sunday clothes are too tight. Maternity clothes are pricey, so I thought I would try to make my own dress. I found this awesome tutorial here: http://diymaternity.com/dresses/the-grecian-maternity-maxi-dress/ . The nice thing is the dress will work for non/maternity too. It was a very easy sewing project.
here I am sewing

here is the finished dress! I thought the pink would be nice and bright.

my attempt at a picture in the mirror.
Brent took a shot of me too-- I am 26 weeks pregnant in the picture

I wore the dress to the dance Brent asked me to- of course you can't see it in the pic, but I think we look pretty cute here.

The fabric was $5 a yard (a jersey knit at Hobby Lobby) the dress only needed 2 yards and I had plenty left over. Then I needed two elastic bands and thread, which were about $4. Total the dress was $14. Not bad for a maternity dress. I've got a lot of ideas for the left over fabric too :)


  1. Some day can I hire you to make me cute maternity dresses? That is adorable on you :) Miss your face!

  2. i loved that dress! you did such an amazing job!!

  3. Great job! I wish I could sew. I'm just so happy when Brent does a real smile in pictures.

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  5. cute! i love your dress and your cute blog! congrats on the baby boy as well :)

  6. awesome with the dress... feel free to make another :)