+ - - - - - - 2 EASY DIY maternity dresses refashions

matknitdresscoll To finish up this maternity wardrobe series I’ve made a video (yay!) tutorial with my favorite maternity refashion project/outfit to wear when pregnant….the everyday stretchy knit dress that is super flattering because of the optional gather and comfy and….yadda yadda – I can keep going because its an absolute staple in any pregnant girl’s wardrobe! Whether or not you want to be fancy or just hit up the grocery store this is the go-to frock. Personally I liked the gather the most because it hides, eh, the imperfections that pregnancy does to your body (i.e. random back fat, what? why?).

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+ - - - - - - DIY knit flounce sleeve dress (maternity or non-maternity)

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I’ve always been a big fan of ruffle-y and flounce-y sleeves! They are pretty and fun and dress up any style of dress. In this case my maternity sheath dress I made with this tutorial (non-maternity here). It only takes in extra 30 minutes to add to any knit dress (or top!), with great results. As long as the top or dress can accommodate it. My dress was simple enough with the cap sleeves and simple shape.  Imagine attaching them to onesies or other little girlie outfits? Oh the possibilities.  The original non-knit and very non-maternity cropped top tutorial is here.
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+ - - - - - - DIY maternity peplum top

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This is a perfect little feminine top for your any day wear! And you can make it with a stretchy fabric or a cotton fabric. I’m in love with how comfortable and feminine it is, it flatters the belly and emphasizes your waist (aka your lower ribs, or your prego waist is what I call it). This dress is a longer darted version of this if you want to check it out here.
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+ - - - - - - Very easy DIY stretchy gathered waist maternity dress + our Easter

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Here is a very comfy take on a classic dress! Made from knit and an elastic waist it is perfect fit for a pregnant women and her growing belly. Its pretty and flattering and ready to wear casually and formally. Also perfect to wear on Easter day too if you can’t tell. I played with my kids all day in this dress and it didn’t bug me one bit.
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+ - - - - - - quick criss cross maternity top diy

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This top is a very practical and pretty shirt for the growing belly. As your belly expands the shirt will grow with you! I love the swingness to the front and the surprise opening to the back. And when you are all done with being pregnant, just take in the sides a few inches by tapering it less from the armholes and you have a tighter swing to the top! The top just keeps on giving.
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+ - - - - - - three 3o minute maternity maxi DIYs

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Maxi dresses are crucial to every pregnant lady’s wardrobe because of a few things – comfort and fit! I’m, like many of us, can’t fit into my pants comfortably without our zipper teeth digging into my lower tummy and I despise maternity pants because they itch my belly like crazy. I’ve always had 2 or 3 good maxi skirts on hand so I can just throw it on, feel cozy and cool and still get lots of compliments without even trying hard! I refashioned the gray one from an oversized maxi dress and made the black one from material I bought in SF when I didn’t have a belly (check it out HERE). The A-line knit maxi, non maternity you can see here.

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