So recently I got all dressed up for a dinner party in a flowy, boho, A- line shaped top. Lace on the neckline. Racer back cut. Super cute. Super comfortable. But when I walked out the door, Will said “hmm you don’t look pregnant in that shirt.” To which I replied “How is that possible, look at my big belly!” “Oh you still look like you have a big belly, you just, errr….don’t look pregnant.” Which was man code for “that shirt makes you look fat.” And as I looked in the mirror I knew he was right. There was no telling where my boobs ended and my pregnant belly began and I really couldn’t tell you if my shoes were tied because I couldn’t see past the shirt to my feet. Turns out flowy tops, while logistically sound good when you are pregnant, do not always look the best. So the next weekend I went onto Pinterest for some inspiration. And turns out you can still look cute in non maternity clothes that are form fitting, as long as they have a little stretch to them. And to that I made a tight fitting knit dress for my big 25 week baby bump. I didn’t use a pattern for this dress. Instead I used my favorite T shirt dress as a template to create my own pattern. I have used this before: see here. But this time I added about 6 inches to the length and I shortened the cap sleeves by about 1/2 an inch. This was because I was originally thinking I would make a long sleeve dress . Then I remembered oh yeah its still 85 degrees here in Charleston. Lets go with short sleeves. Trying my hand at blind hems. Not as “blind” as the last time I attempted this method. Maybe it was the use of a thicker ponte knits but still a nice little touch to the hem line. If you have never done blind hems, check out this Youtube video for a nice, easy tutorial. The fabric is the latest knit in April Rhodes’s Bound collection for Art Gallery Fabrics. It is so soft yet thick enough that I don’t feel too “exposed” or risqué. Here is the baby bump in all its glory! I’m hoping my belly will distract you from my unkempt hair and my oh so pale legs.
I am hoping to roll out a few more sheath and body con type maternity dresses soon as now the baby shower invitations are getting sent out. Yipee! I could just celebrate this baby every day! So anyways, stay tuned for those.