It might shock you that I'm back with a project, but I am. I recently attended my brother's wedding, and had to have something to wear. I had a horrible time finding an appropriate maternity dress in the store, and I didn't have anything in my closet that seemed appropriate either.
The great thing about this dress is that I used only material that I had on hand. I had a scrap piece of black interlock knit that was too small for a full sized top, and several yards of semi-sheer fabric that made up the bottom. The skirt of the dress is lined with a teal piece of material that my mom has had in her stash for years.
The wedding was in South Carolina, and I was terrified that I was going to melt in a black dress, so I opted to give it cap sleeves. I wanted to dress up the neckline, so I added some pin tuck details that you'll recognize from the sunburst top. I also used some stretch elastic trim to finish off the sleeves and the neckline. The elastic trim was a first for me, and I really liked working with it. I'm quite pleased with how the dress turned out.
It's hard to tell in the photos, but under the belt that I'm wearing is a band of stretch lace. I wanted to cover up the awkward seam of the skirt and the bodice. You might recognize the belt from this post.
I'm quite pleased with the way that the dress turned out, and I'll probably have to wear it to church every Sunday until I deliver this baby. I received so many comments the day that I wore this to the wedding, about how I must be due any day. When these photos were taken I still had 11 weeks left, yep I'm round, and bound to get even rounder.
Thanks for reading. Happy sewing.