This isn't really a maternity pattern. Instead, it's a normal pattern with generous inset perfect for maternity time (and that would be now). It came out looking very vintage maternity though, like something Rosemary might wear, don'cha think?
I didn't make any changes to the pattern. I used gray/white seersucker I got at the Fabric Depot Outdoor Sale for $3 a yard, along with some red Kona cotton. I had the buttons in my stash, and used a lot of sweet vintage bias tape, to add more stripes and spots on the inside. It makes me smile to look at it.
I wore the dress on a warm fall Sunday, to kick up my heels at the playground. I am the Portland Beyonce (don't you know), and when my dress crinkles a certain way you even doubt I'm really pregnant, right?
I might make another one of these. Who doesn't love a swingy dress with no fitted waist, even when your tummy isn't getting larger by the week?
I carry on with this homemade maternity journey even though, day by day, my tights get ever tighter...