1950s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

Apple A Day Vintage Maternity Dress

May 23, 2014

A rather bright addition to my maternity wardrobe from a mail order Marion Martin, not meant to be, but totally works for maternity, pattern. Super bright, super fun, and super comfy for a growing belly. I blogged about it a while back, but thought I’d share it here, because I just love it so doggone much.

It was relatively easy to sew up, and I love the way the seams are finished so easily as you sew the pieces together. This is the first Marian Martin pattern I’ve sewn, but if they’re all this easy and finished looking when you’re through, it definitely won’t be the last.

The only thing I do not like about this dress during construction and afterwards for ironing are the ruffles. Don’t get me wrong, I think they look sweet on the finished project, but all the gathering took a while. Then every time I wash it, I have to iron tiny little ruffles forever. *Sigh* I still love this dress and will consider wearing it after the birth, but I do wonder if it will be as flattering without a giant belly beneath it as I’m on the short side anyway.

On a side note, I also sewed up a fairly matching apple dress for my daughter from the same fabric with a vintage 80s pattern. She insists that I only wear my apple dress when she wears hers now….

See and read more about it on my blog.

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