Did that title catch your attention? Nope I am not talking about pads made for women tall lke Angelina (woohoo, no more pads for 6 more month). I saw her wearing this cute maxi when she was pregnant:
I just had to have it for this summer! Not to mention that I can also wear this afterwards :) I happen to have this cute swiss dot pink fabric around that I didnt know what to use for, and I thought it would be perfect for this knock off.
I decided to use the Tara pattern from Burdastyle for the top portion. But for some reason, when I was making the top part, I didnt want too much cleavage showing. I had made a cute, and wearable for maternity Tara last summer and sometimes I wish the top is slightly more modest. So I kind of changed the front two “bra” pieces into a single slightly heart lined one piece. Then I attached straps with bra rings adjusts so that I can adjust the length depending on my boob size.
After the top, it is just all rectangles! I had to do some math here since I had JUST enough fabric to finish this floor length dress. I liked the proportions of the 3 chunks on Angelina’s dress. I think the proportions are about 8:5:3. The upper chunk looks about equal to the total of the lower two chunks, and the middle chunk is almost twice the lower chunk.
I measured my height from bust to floor, assuming I would be wearing flats with this dress. It is about 40 inches. So my upper chunk would be 20 inches. And I had this border embroidered fabric. The borders were about 7 inches, perfect for lower chunk. This leaves about 13 inches for the middle chunk.
I also wanted to make sure that the width of each chunk is 1:2:4. So each chunk would be twice as much volume as its previous chunk.
So with those constraints, I solved an x y equation, and successfully managed to use all the fabric without any waste! I was going to bore you with the xy equation, but i just dont have the heart :) I just think its cool when you can use math during sewing!
I love the result! usually petites are not advised to wear maxi dresses. But I believe that with the correct proportions, petites could look tall and slender in one! As for petite preggers, probably just cute, haha!
Oh! my bump is getting bigger and I love it! I finally gained some weight, to my relief. I think I’ll catch up on those baby fat pretty soon! I think I feel the baby moving sometimes, but I can never be sure of those feelings… Its pretty funny — almost half of the world’s population goes through this experience, but it still feels so special and magical!