Thursday, January 5, 2012

McCall's 6074 -- as maternity

I've really had fun with this dress, and I'm starting to get the hang of sewing on knits.  It's been decades.  I raised the neckline and added sleeves.  I've grown so much I didn't even add the elastic in the front, but grabbed a scrap of fabric for an optional belt.  Maybe after the baby, I can add the elastic in the front.



I was also looking around for more maternity ideas and found these:
http://doityourselfdivas.blogspot.com/2011/10/diy-perfect-maternity-dress-revamped.html
http://www.luvinthemommyhood.com/2011/05/maternity-sewing-tutorials-roundup-2011.html#comment-form
http://www.luvinthemommyhood.com/2010/03/maternity-sewing-tutorial-roundup.html

By the way, I used the concepts in The Dressmaker's Guide by Elizabeth Stewart Clark to design my sleeves -- who said you only have to use her book for historic clothing?

Also, Prudent Baby offers some helpful advice for sewing on knits.

3 comments:

  1. I LOVE this one!!! So cute and fun! It'll look equally cute with sensible flats or a slight (sensible) heel, too.

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  2. Way to go Em! I'm impressed!

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