Friday, November 05, 2010

Maternity Sewing

I haven't been much into the sewing of maternity clothing. It seems like the pay-off is for such a small amount of time. I just can't get into it. But as I was browsing Etsy (a dangerous thing to do), I ran across some homemade hospital gowns and realized the wisdom of this. All the photos I have of me and Hayes in those first amazing days are of him swaddled in a hospital blanket and me in a ratty hospital gown. I'm hoping it'll be a bit different this time.

I found a terrific pattern over at Lazy Girl Designs. The pattern doesn't specify maternity, but making the larger gown will definitely be generous enough for me, and I would imagine most pregnant women. How do I know? I altered my dress form to give me an idea:

I found some fabric in my stash that won't be too see-though or readily show any dirt/spit up/etc. The pattern was extremely easy to follow and I love the result.

All I have left to do is set some snaps along the shoulders and I'll be ready to go! I have yet to get my snap setter and snaps, but I can't wait to finish this stylin' gown. And the best part is, I will be delighted to send it on to Grandmom so she can use it at the nursing home. (I'm sure I'll need to take it in just a bit before that!) Everybody wins.


Maryland Seamstress said...

I made these for a client and I didnt use snaps...Just create spaghetti straps from the same fabric you made the gown out of, cut into 10 inches in length. Use 2 straps in place of snaps, one on each side, just tie in a bow...Cute gown you have there!

Nancy G said...

Amy I just spent part of my lunch hour giggling over your blog. I saw myself in every post. In fact, I've done just about everything you're writing about. Do you have 5 fails to every success like I do? haha!
I found your blog by searching for dressmaker forms and I've been planning to buy the very one you have shown!

Have a great day!

Susan Brubaker Knapp said...

Darling! and such a great idea. Why ARE those gowns so ratty? They could at least make them a pretty color!