I really really wanted a maxi summary maternity dress, but the result looked like an 80’s sleep gown…
you can see I look very sad indeed!! after all the work, and probably really late at night (for a pregnant mommy to 1.5 year old baby, late at night can be 10:00 pm)
So, I shortened it into this:
It took some guts.. especially because most of the Robert Kauffman fabric was lost (ok ok it’s not Liberty, but still…)
But I just loved the result.
A very comfortable summer dress that can also be useful as a post maternity dress and hide the tummy till it’s gone.
(this is my 8th month tummy)
I’ve altered 03/09 burda dress to be a maternity dress. I’ve already done that on my wedding dress: https://sewpergirl.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/pregnancy-wedding-dress/
basically I just added some pleats to the top of the front skirt part, and some more volume on the seams (seams of the center panel piece and side panels, and the side seams) .
I’m thinking of adding some tutorials of how to alter a pattern into a maternity pattern, so I’ll also have one about inserting pleats.