Dressed by the Best' exhibit at the museum recently which showcases the designs of Gwen Gillam, Brisbane's leading dress designer of the 50s and 60s. We thought we should mark the occasion by all wearing home sewn frocks.
same pattern as this dress. The skirt is simply a gathered rectangle however I added about 5cm to the upper middle section of the front piece so it wouldn't be too short once over a pregnant belly. The neck and armholes are finished with exposed self bias binding. There is a ruffle and a rose around the neckline because a floral, babydoll, maternity dress isn't quite girly enough!?! I also made casing in the empire line seam and threaded some elastic around for more definition. Wasn't too hard a pattern really. I would have liked to cut the skirt on the bias too to somewhat shape around a pregnant belly but I didn't have enough fabric. I'm happy with how it looks cut on the grain though as it is pretty floaty. I really can't remember what kind of fabric it is. Happy sewing all!