Vintage Sewing

The Maternity Muu Muu….NOT

September 25, 2008

I found this dress pattern in the maternity section at Lanetz Living. That’s probably why it was there long enough for me to debate for weeks to buy it. I’m not sure many modern women want to knowingly make a muu-muu to wear when they’re pregnant. However, since I wasn’t in the “family way” I thought McCall’s 6712‘s belted version was adorable. The fact that it had a self-fabric belt and pockets just made it ideal.


Worn with cheap but lovely 50’s-style jacket from Forever 21.

As soon as I saw this Denyse Schmidt “Katie Jump Rope” fabric I knew it was the one. Now, why it took me an entire year to make this dress though, is a mystery. But it is now done and just in time to catch the dwindling summer days of 2008. In addition, if I find the right knitted cardigan it could possibly stretch into fall.

For more construction details, see my blog post here.

Please excuse the blurry full-length photo.

  1. LOVE THIS! Gorgeous choice of fabric. Love the ties at the tops of the shoulders. Looks a little like a vintage Vogue pattern I picked up but haven’t tried yet actually. Doesn’t look like maternity wear at all. Great job!

  2. Love the fabric, so fresh and cheery — makes me happy just looking at it, and love the dress too. It looks beautiful on you, and you’d never guess it was originally intended as materinity wear!

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