Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Rare photos.... BEWARE

A while back I intended to make a post on some Maternity dresses I made myself in November, but was seriously pouting over the finished product photos :)- Ha, I've said it before, pregnancy doesn't look good on me.

Well, whatever, I'm letting them loose anyway. Here's to honesty: I'm 35 weeks pregnant, 45 lbs heavier (gasp, I know), exhausted, out of breathe, whiny, "uncomfortable" (in pain would be closer to the truth), and completely and totally elated and excited to meet this little one, I can hardly stand it! There you have it. Now here's to photos you are lucky to see :)...

Retro Knit dress: modeled at 31 weeks preggo
Made from simplicity pattern 2956. Only altered to be maternity and added a ruffle on the hem.I can't take myself seriously, sorry...

Navy Dress: modeled a 24 weeks preggo (or so)
Also adapted from simplicity pattern 2956. Well, basically the sleeves are from the pattern, I altered the bodice almost entirely and did my own maternity friendly skirt.
Mini-me's Navy Dress (she posed first :)):
No pattern, but used a knit dress of hers for size guidelines. What you can do with a little extra fabric... I love her dress

Now here is what happens when you forget to pre-wash your knit and grow 10 weeks more pregnant (not a favorable combination I might add):

Navy Dress revisited: modeled at 35 weeks preggo
Since I failed to pre-shrink my fabric, I had to add some lace trim to the hem to make it suitable to wear again...
Mini-me's is still darling. Even better shrunken up a bit :)... Ah cute girl. Makes feeling like a whale all worth it :)...

Oo, and I have a bunch of that retro knit leftover and of course Elyette wants another "mini-me" dress. Any ideas?

6 comments:

Stephanie S. Toone said...

You look great! Hey pregnancy didn't look good on me - I gained too much weight, hopefully I don't top out at 60 lbs again. I love these! I'll have to pay you to make something like this for me when I am prego again! You are an all-star.

Rachel said...

I second Stephanie. It is really hard to find modest and cute maternity dresses. The retro knit is really cute. I gained about 45 pounds myself, so don't get down on yourself.

Marissa Stam said...

Very cute! and I LOVE your boots with your retro dress. for the other 'mini-me' if you want it to be like yours thats not hard. :) you are so cute, oh and keep an Eye on mine, as soon as a shipment gets here I can finish a project and I am then posting a bunch :)

maegan said...

Ha, thanks guys. Yeah, I gained 60 with Elyette, 30 with Jack, so this isn't the best nor worst I've done weight wise... though I'm still blaming the holidays :).

Missy- I love those boots too! I'm so glad I got flat soles- They've been a freaking lifesaver, since I so can't wear heels at all anymore, I pretty much wear them with everything. Yeah I think a halter jumper would be cute for Elyette, but the summers are so hot here I wonder if I should make something she wouldn't need to layer (plus she'd try to get away with not layering it if she could :)). Can't wait to see what magic you've been working with your new serger!

Steve and Jess said...

Maegan! You are so talented! All three dresses are darling, and so are you!! Pregnant belly and all :)

Elisa said...

So cute!!!! I love the reto one!! The knit one is really cute too! I never prewash either and I should. Don't you hate it when they shrink and your belly grows! You look so cute!
Pregnancy gets more painful doesn't it? Yeah labor goes a little faster, but I just want to warn you the after pain contactions make up for it. With Julia the after contractions were the worst!!!!! I don't really remeber it being bad with Karissa and Callie, but Jackie I went home with no drugs and suffered misserably the whole night contracting every 30 min. and Julia's were even more intense but less often. If only men knew what pain was. Love you!!!!