I’ve been obsessed with all things AMH these days. Pretty much anything that pops up on her site, I have to make. So, when I saw this dress on her website a few months back, it wasn’t long before I had some Little Folks Dobby in my cart. I’d been eyeing this particular fabric, but didn’t pull the trigger because I couldn’t think of a pattern worthy of the fabric.
I did end up modifying the pattern a bit to make it more wearable for me. I don’t own a slip and knowing me, it would take me a year before I actually bought one. To remedy that, I lined the dress with some straw lining material. In a perfect world, I would have lined it with some coordinating solid voile, but that’s a little rich for my budget, so I opted for some regular ol’ lining material from Joann.
I also shirred the waistline instead of zig-zag stitching elastic just because I thought it would be easier.
Lining and Shirring
I didn’t intend to wear this dress while pregnant, but surprisingly enough it fits – even at nearly 38 weeks pregnant! I’m not sure it’s all that flattering as maternity wear, but really what’s flattering on a pregnant woman two weeks shy of her due date?
Of course when I was modeling it for J and informed him the dress was more for after the baby arrives, he asked a bit sheepishly “how big do you plan on being after the baby was born.” I couldn’t help but laugh. Like I’m hoping to staying 30 pounds heavier! I had to explain that part of the beauty of this dress is its flowy nature.
Because the dress only requires 1.5 panels of the fabric but I had to purchase all 2 panels, I used the leftover ½ panel for a little scarf (still to be photographed).
Pattern: Museum Tunic
Fabric: 2 panels Little Folks Dobby, Anna Maria Horner and <2 yards Generic Lining Material