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anniefee
« on: February 11, 2007 07:57:42 AM »

i hope this is the right place to put this.....if someone knows of a better place, please let me know!

i found this maternity dress pattern, mccalls 4398http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M4398.htm?tab=family_sleepwear_maternity&page=2, and thought i'd give it a try. i've given up on simplicity, since none of their patterns ever work for me and i find their directions confusing.

anyway....i sewed up view c (the yellow long-sleeved dress) but omitted the sleeves. i also omitted the linings (hate sewing them) and used a 22" zipper instead of a 20" because i found one at the thrift store for 50 cents and i wasn't about to pass that up! i also used a medium weight cotton instead of the lighter rayon or georgette suggested, which doesn't drape quite as well, but i can't have everything i want in life.





it fits absolutely perfectly, except for a little snugness on top...i'm a little more uh endowed than the size allowed for. the measurements are right, it's just not as loose as i think it's supposed to be. that's ok, it fits and it looks cute! and i lovelovelove the fabric so much!! i have lots of little seemingly useless bits left over...more things to make!

thanks for looking Smiley

p.s. wow those pictures are large! i had modified them but i guess not enough. sorry about that!
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2007 08:38:19 AM »

Oh, Anniefee! It looks grand!!!!!!!!!! Cheesy I haven't seen any pics of you being preggers! YAY! You look so happy! And the outfit looks so fun! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2007 08:47:42 AM »

that dress is adorable and you look fabulous!
(my husband looked over and expressed his opinion on that matter as well, he says you look beautiful.  he thinks pregnant women are the hottest.  ^,^)
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2007 04:52:39 PM »

Yay for pregnany bellys! That dress is cute and you are glowingly gorgeous!
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2007 01:57:33 AM »

Lucky you for being pregnant! And the dress is very cute, too.

I found that when preggers stretch wrap dresses (which really became wrap shirts) were also fun to make and easy to wear as well. Ohh I wish I was pregnant again  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2007 03:17:55 PM »

awww thanks! you guys sure know how to make a girl blush Smiley

i, of course, am very happy! i love this time! and i really liked this pattern (not to mention the fabric in all its fun-ness)....i probably will make another dress from the pattern with a stretchier fabric and i may modify it to become a wrap dress. it seems easy enough to do in my head, anyway!

thank you!!
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2007 09:44:28 PM »

That's pretty! And if you modify it for a wrap around you could probably wear it for a long time since wrap arounds usually make for very adjustable fit Smiley (So yeah like totally, go for that wrap around idea!)
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2007 09:50:51 PM »

You're so cute!  Oh you make me miss being preggers...well, maybe a little.  Smiley  That dress is so nice, and looks comfy, too!  Always a good combo!  Good job; I like.
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2007 08:07:44 AM »

You look great, and so does the dress!  I love the fabric!
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