I am coming up on my 7th month of pregnancy, and let's face it...I am having a hard time feeling comfortable in some of my church clothes.
I was so excited when I found this little tutorial for a DIY Elastic Waisted Dress!
All you need is a tank top, 2" elastic (I could only find 1 1/2" at Wally World), and fabric of your choice! This yellow happened to be on sale for $2 a yard at Walmart!
I had this tank top laying around in my craft supplies. I almost got rid of it the other day, but am so glad I finally found a use for it!
Start by putting the tank top on and measuring right underneath your bust. (Leave about an inch or so extra for sewing room or mistakes.)
Then cut your take top at your desired length.
Next, I pinned the elastic to the tank top and got out my amazing sewing machine. (I just recently got it for Christmas, and I have been having so much fun with it!)
Ta -dah! Now you are ready to attach the skirt portion.
Please don't mind my horrible pinning job...
I tried...hence the word "tried"... to make pleats in the skirt as I went.
Once your fabric is sewn to the elastic, lay it out and decide on the length that you would like your dress to be.
I sewed the side seam before I did the hemming of course...
Press the hem with your iron and hem the bottom!
And there you have it!! It is quite simple and fast! I now have a dress that I feel very comfortable in!
Excuse the blurry mirror pics. Eli wasn't home so I had to improvise.
Here's the baby bump!
Add some accessories and your outfit is complete!
Now go and get your sew on :)