I love rayon — it is soft, breathy, and made of wood pulps. It has great drape without having to deal with more delicate materials like silk. And its super cheap, which is great for pregnancy clothing.
I made this simple gown from a deep blue rayon.
The skirt part is just a semi circle sewn together in the back — which gives it a great drape. I was going to make a full circle, but I did my math wrong with my pregger brain at the store, and only had enough for a semi circle (FYI, if you want to make something like this, you need a wide bolt (60+ inches, and buy 3.5 yards if you want to use semi circle for a maxi, 7 if you want to do a full circle!).
The top is a basic cut (newlook 6589) with elastic in the back. To make it more interesting, I made bias tubes and criss crossed them, though I dont know if I love that design… Its a pain to maintain and I really should iron it to make sure that they are flat.(I was too lazy to do so for even a photoshoot. I guess I should forget about it for regular wear!)
All in all though, its a really comfortable dress. I really love the drape! I dont have any dressy events coming up, but with a little sweater I can dress it down enough for everyday wear!
On the pregnancy side, I am 34 weeks now! 6 more weeks to go. However, I’ve been having a lot of Braxton Hick contractions. One morning when it was feeling way too frequent, I decided to time it. It was regular — 30-45 seconds each, with 5-7 minutes interval. The regularity has ceased after that day, but I hope this doesnt mean that the baby might come early! But this is promoted us to get more ready — now the baby room is fully stocked with diapers, car seat is installed, and my hospital bag is packed!