PEOPLE. Don’t get too excited, now! Yes, I sewed one of Megan Nielsen‘s delightful maternity patterns, the Rie dress, but it’s NOT FOR ME. No mini-Gingers on the way! It’s for my younger sister, who’s due in January.
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way…
I made this a few months back but haven’t had a chance to blog about it yet. This is the fastest garment that I’ve completed to date– I sewed it up in just a few hours! I’ve never done anything so quickly before! The dress was so easy to assemble, and it’s a very cute style. I would actually almost wear this myself, belted for a little waist definition. I used a super-cute medium-weight cotton jersey from Girl Charlee (Andrea also used this fabric for a sweet dress)!
I highly recommend this pattern! It requires very little fitting, so it would make a great gift for a friend who’s expecting, and it’s a nice wardrobe basic that can be dressed up or down. Like all of Megan’s patterns, it’s really, really easy to put together, and there are several variations suggested in the pattern booklet so you can make multiple unique garments with one pattern.
Notice anything funny about the dress in the full-length shot? I used the blue stripe to line up the pieces so my stripes would match, BUT… I cut one piece, then must have flipped the other piece upside-down on the fabric before cutting, so the stripes run in reverse order on one side and only the blue stripes match up! Whoops! What a dumb mistake!
What are your favorite gifts for expectant mothers? For those of you who are pregnant or have been, what were your favorite things to wear during that time?