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tutorial: two seam maternity dress

October 21st, 2014


So excited to share this tutorial with you today!! I’ve mentioned this before, but during pregnancy i have like a million more “i hate everything in my closet what am i going to wear” days. Thats what happened on the day i made this dress. I was frustrated and i wanted to wear something flowy and chic and i wanted it 5 minutes ago. So i came up with this nifty little dress. It involved 2 seams, some clever cutting and voila, chic easy going maternity wear.

I will absolutely be making more of this little number and its so easy that i feel that a tutorial is very very necessary. This is one of those pieces that works just as well for the pregnant gal and the non-pregnant gal, can be made shorter to be a top instead, and fantastically is perfect for beginners who want quick results with very little sewing knowledge or effort required.

Sometimes simple is best! Am i right?! Okay ready to learn how?

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DIYMaternity style // Wrapped crop top + Gathered waist skirt

October 17th, 2014

Remember how i was telling you about the new crop top variation in my wrap maternity top pattern ? WELL here it is!

It was definitely one of my favourite pieces during my pregnancy, and even now that i am breastfeeding it works beautifully. Here i’ve styled it with an elastic waist skirt worn above my bump. To recreate this look you will need the wrap maternity top pattern and could use these fantastic tutorials here on DIYM to make a gorgeous skirt:

If you have an older version of the wrapped maternity top pattern that doesn’t include the crop top variation, use this tutorial to alter your pattern.

[Make this look]

Top: Megan Nielsen cropped wrap maternity top // Pattern 
Skirt: Thrifted  // Easily created using one of the tutorials above
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens
Socks: Myer
Necklace: Merl Kinzie // Clydes Rebirth 

Crop top pattern alteration for Wrapped Maternity top

October 11th, 2014

I recently reformatted my Wrapped top sewing pattern in preparation for releasing it through Simplicity and as a PDF, and whilst i was doing so, i realised how easy it would be to adjust the pattern a little to create a cropped sweater or crop top.

If you already have the pattern, don’t worry – it’s a super easy pattern adjustment to get the same result.

I really love this little crop top because it adds so much versatility to the pattern. You could make a cropped sweater perfect for maternity or nursing, or a crop top that you can wear on it’s own or layer, adding a gathered skirt or a circle skirt immediately results in a gorgeous maternity dress or nursing dress. You could even add a little peplum.

Personally i’ve worn mine to death, and i’ll share how i styled it a little later this week. XOXO

baby number three

October 7th, 2014

Well my dears, it has been a very very long time since this blog has been updated – and here’s why! A few months ago we welcomed a third little sweetheart into our family! It’s been a wonderful few months getting to know our little girl!

I’m finally starting to get more organised and i’m so excited to begin sharing with you all of the maternity wear, tips and tutorials i have stored up from my pregnancy! Until then, how have you all been?! Any new additions to your family? Do YOU have any great maternity makes, tips or tutorials you’d like to share? Let me know!

Hugs! meg xoxo

DIY Drawstring Skirt

November 6th, 2013

So, I’ve made it to the pregnancy stage where anything stretchy or oversized is my VERY BEST friend (lovin’ Hubby’s t-shirts right now!). At 6 months, I’ve found that even elastic around my belly can be a little irritating after awhile. What about you? (more…)

Easy Baby Doll Top

September 25th, 2013

Do you have a t-shirt and some extra fabric laying around? Why not make a baby doll top? I had some  plain t-shirts that no longer fit comfortably over my belly. I didn’t mind cutting them up, so I grabbed some matching fabric in a fun print and started choppin’ away! (more…)

Men’s Shirt Makeover (Maternity Top)

September 11th, 2013

 

men's shirt to maternity sc model double collage

At 4 months pregnant, I’m still pretty comfortable, so I like to wear more structured pieces that fit close to the body on top, but have extra room for the baby; however, later in my pregnancy, comfort generally outweighs all of my fashion “preferences”. Woven fabrics are definitely out by then and anything with “stretch” becomes my new best friend. (more…)