Now that I’m officially in my third trimester (and appearing to be getting bigger by the minute) dressing the bump is proving to be a bit more difficult. Let’s be real, and I while I do just wear a pair of black maternity leggings on most days, I’m also trying to look a little more put together. And my favorite part of dressing the bump has been sewing my own maternity clothes.
A couple weeks ago I shared how I made a button front dress with Rifle Paper Co. fabric and today I’m excited to share with you one of my most worn pieces. A fitted knit dress that I’ve dressed up and down and wear at least 2x a week.
White bauble earrings by Sarah Hearts
I’m such a big fan girl of Tilly and the Buttons and her Agnes maternity dress pattern is my absolutely favorite. I adore it so much I actually made 2 dresses and 1 top with it! This time I used Cloud 9 Organics knit citron dot fabric which is a perfect spring weight cotton knit in a bright mustard yellow.
Shoes: Vionic Slip on mules
As with most patterns, my hip size is one size larger so I always taper the pattern between two sizes at the waist. And I shorten the length a few minutes to fit my petite frame. This results in a dress that fits me perfectly! And I know I’ve said this before but sewing your own clothes is the most rewarding DIY for me. It’s always fun when someone says, “I love your dress!” and you can say, “Thanks, I made it!”
Cactus clutch by StudioDIY – today is the last day to get it!
If you’re intimidated to sew with knits, fear not! This pattern is totally doable for knit newbies. I found the directions to be totally user-friendly and the step-by-step photos were so helpful. And if you’re wanting to try more with knits, Tilly just released a new book with tons of adorable patterns for knits titled Stretch! Make Yourself Comfortable Sewing with Knit Fabric.
Have you tried sewing your own clothes? If so, what are some of your all time favorite patterns? I’m on the hunt for post-baby nursing friendly summer dresses and I’d love to try making my own!