The Everyday Maxi

everyday maxi dress PDF pattern

Since I’m basically an insomniac the last trimester of my pregnancies I used one of my early mornings to whip up something for myself.

I was looking for something transitional, it was still quite warm when I sewed this up a couple weeks ago. The catch at the end of a pregnancy is I don’t want to make a bunch of things that will get super limited wear. So I took a gamble and made an unaltered Everyday Maxi by See Kate Sew.

I had heard that others had luck using this with bumps, and I figured even if it was a disaster now it would be a nice easy dress for after baby.

everyday maxi dress PDF pattern

This is a rather thin knit so I didn’t hem the sleeves, and I left the hem until after baby. I’m sure I’ll need to shorten it up at that point.

Overall I’m going to call this one a wearable success. A couple of things to expect if you want to make your own “maternity” Everyday maxi.

The dress is very full as is. So there was plenty of coverage without adding any fullness. However, since the dress isn’t really designed to be sitting over a bump you are going to have a slanted waist line. So my front seam is pulling up and my back is pulling down. With a belt you can’t really see this, but you may find yourself toggling your seam around a bit.

everyday maxi dress PDF pattern


Baby has dropped a bit since this picture, so there is more room for belting. For my personal shape the body of this dress is a bit loose and wide without a belt. Sorry I neglected to take a picture!

After baby  this will be a nice comfortable fit that will do a nice job of making post-baby bumps a little less obvious.

The neckline on this pattern may be my favorite part. The finish is easy and gives a totally enclosed seam in and outside.

Do you have a favorite maternity pattern that’s not maternity?

Happy Sewing,


Pattern: Everyday Maxi Dress See Kate Sew

Fabric: Sale stack Hancock Fabrics

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Lightning McStitch September 15, 2015, 5:41 am

    Goodness me, what a bump! You look gorgeous and I agree the neckline is the perfect depth, width etc.

  • Katie September 15, 2015, 9:38 am

    You look darling! The third trimester is rough, but at least you’re in the home stretch. I loved dresses like this at the end of a pregnancy.

  • Amy September 16, 2015, 11:22 am

    You look so cute. This dress is great. You will probably get a lot of use out of this one.

  • Annie September 17, 2015, 1:25 am

    You look beautiful, and the dress is too. Love that fabric!
    I just sewed a Washi dress, and I think it will be a good pattern for post-baby top or dress. It sure does nice job to hide my belly 😉

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