Sunday, July 18, 2010
I love my new non-maternity dress that fits over my big pregnant belly! After the baby comes, I'll just cinch that belt up a little tighter, and the gathers on the skirt will be a clever disguise for the postpartum pudge. Ahem.
I used some super-cheap Walmart clearance knit fabric from my stash that I had bought to practice sewing knits. I've used mostly woven fabrics in my short sewing life, and it was time to learn a new skill. This probably wasn't the easiest pattern to use for that purpose, but it worked. I had used it before, so at least I wasn't struggling with a new pattern for an even bigger headache. I used some non-stretchy iron-on interfacing in the yoke (or whatever you call that part of the bodice other than "neck opening") and the waistband. It helped the fabric keep its shape in those areas where I didn't want the dress to stretch out of proportion. Most importantly and most restrictively, I tried not to rush through the project in an afternoon.
I was 29 1/2 weeks in this picture, but I'm finally posting it when I'm 33 weeks along.