I just have this one last dress to show you: Simplicity 1360. It was one of those patterns that I really loved the looks of, bought, and then forgot about for the last 8 1/2 months or so.
I made a shirt variety of muumuu-ness for my wardrobe, so I thought it was only right to round out my pregnancy with the dress variety. This dress, OOP McCall’s 6347, is a “special” one. I finished it mid-May, but have been pretty blog apathetic as of late.
When I first saw this pattern, I was oddly attracted to the lines of it, but I knew it would in no way be flattering on me. I ended up buying it with the thought “if I get pregnant someday, this would make a great maternity dress” Alrighty then.
A few weeks ago, a bunch of my family and friends came together to celebrate the impending arrival of our baby boy. I had definitely wanted to make a dress for the occasion, and the first pattern I eyed was the delightful French pattern, 13H by Deuxieme Arrondissement.
However, my energy had been waning, so I put it off. Plus, with my limited preggo brain capacity at the moment, I was a bit daunted by the prospect of using a sewing pattern written in French. And weirdly, there is no size chart listed for their patterns, which then made me a bit concerned about which size to make, or whether the pattern would come big enough at all (I’d gained quite a bit in the last (at that point) 7.5ish months…).
OK, I already mentioned last time that I got everything done for my wardrobe, but now all of my reviews are written and I’ve submitted my composite review to Pattern Review…so I am REALLY DONE!
Here are the outfits I’m able to make with these 9 pieces (please excuse my cankles; they suck):
It’s an understatement to say that I was less than enthused with how my over-the-bump dirndl skirt turned out. As such, I sent it to Valhalla this weekend and this quite simple, but delightfully wearable, phoenix rose from the ashes: