When my friend Miss Tallulah Porkchop recently lamented the lack of attractive maternity dresses available to her, I had to do something about it.
Something fashionable. In leopard print, of course.
The pattern is Vogue 8489.
I originally bought this because I fell in love with the cornflower blue and pink/black versions in the pattern illustrations. Alas, I discovered the hard way that gathered waists do not suit me. In fact, they make me look pregnant. How ironic.
As it turns out, this makes (I hope) a rather nice bump dress.
The inverted V is a complete pain the bum to achieve but it looks nice in the end. If you ignore the bunky stitching.
I made this with regular short sleeves instead of the puff-sleeve version. I'm fairly sure a pregnant body does not require extra puff.
One thing I don't get about this pattern is the zip. The dress is made in stretch fabric, with lots of stitching around the waist, so I understand that a zip allows the wearer to put this one without breaking all the stitching. But couldn't this have been designed without a zip? Isn't that the point of stretch fabric??
This always happens when I insert a zip into stretch fabric.
Argh. Wrong bumps.
The gathering above the waist will hopefully accomodate Miss Porkchop's bump nicely.
This fabric also reminds me of cookies 'n' cream ice cream or chocolate.
I've only just given the dress to Miss Porkchop so I'll update this post with an extra pic or two when she's got it on!