|Ignore the color in this picture. It's completely inaccurate. |
Oh, and the hem is even, I'm just pulling it up the way I'm holding my belly.
I saw this rayon-like material in this amazing blue flower print and knew it would be perfect for a pinafore dress. I think it's fairly flattering on me, not to toot my own horn or anything, and I think it's awesome for maternity clothing.
I have only one regret with this entire outfit. The day started out sunny, so a gorgeous 1930s(?) navy sunhat was ready to make it's debut, only to be cast aside before ever going outside because thunderstorms showed up. I really wish there were more opportunities and occasions to wear such beautiful big hats, and am looking forward to any event that could be reason enough to wear it in the summer sunshine.
|Pockets! Sewed right into the princess seams.|
One of my favorite features is the princess seams. What?!? Princess seams on a maternity dress? Yes, and it's brilliant. I know I gripe about this a bit, but seriously where are designers of modern maternity clothing? I think about twenty years ago they designed jeans with big elastic waistbands and said we'll give 'em a wrap dress, a maxi, and the rest of the time they can wear sweats and graphic tees with corny references to the fact that they have a baby in their belly. Thanks maternity designers. I feel so stylish and confident at one of the most physically awkward moments of my life. Thank God for vintage and sewing!
Pinafore Maternity Dress-Made by me from 1940s Simplicity 4635
Bakelite Bangles-Various purchases and sellers on eBay and Etsy
Earrings-Vintage Golddigger clip on earrings from Etsy
Necklace-plastic buckeye necklace purchased years and years ago somewhere, sorry I don't remember where.
Hat-Vintage 1930s(?)sun hat purchased on eBay
Shoes-Camel-colored, woven, platform wedges (not pictured, sorry)
What do you think? Should I make up another version just to be worn for the next four months (I'm 24 weeks as I type)? Or, should I wear the heck out of this one regardless and attempt another pinafore dress that is non-maternity afterwards? Or should I do both?