I had an idea for a cute dress that I could wear for church, but also when I run errands. I know I needed something that would work with both heels and flats or sandals. It had to work with boots and tights and it had to have room to grow. So I drew up this little baby.
I then searched through all my patterns and thought, which one would work best for this dress. Which one could I adjust to fit. I then found one that I bought a few months ago but still had not made. It's by Leanne Marshall for Simplicity, number 1877. I love her patterns! They are so gorgeous.
I actually bought it for the one on the left (the yellow one) but I knew that I'd outgrow that one in a couple of months, so then I knew it had to be the one on the right. Maybe the one on the left can work later on if I add a lot more fabric in the midsection between the ruffles and make it a jersey knit fabric. I also had the orange jersey knit that I hadn't used, which is why my illustration is in that color. The fabric selection for this pattern calls for Linen, Silk, Satin, Chambray, or Poplin, unfortunately, most of those, if not all, have no stretch. So, I opted for Jersey knit, one size bigger in the pattern and called it a day.
My pattern pieces are all cut out and I am hoping to finish it by tomorrow because we have a barbecue to go to and I'd love to wear it then. We'll see how it turns out! Come back and see the end result.
BTW: I have a few ideas for some upcoming blog posts. Would ya'll like tutorials with pattern pieces? I don't exactly know how to size them up or down, I'd have to make them in my size and then ya'll would have to size it down to your pattern size (or I could try to figure it out). Then, I'd upload it and ya'll could follow along, maybe a sew along? Let me know what you think!
Are there any patterns that you know would work well for maternity clothes? Let me know!