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.
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.
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?
Pattern: Everyday Maxi Dress See Kate Sew
Fabric: Sale stack Hancock Fabrics