How to Make A Maternity Wrap Dress

DIY Maternity Wrap Dress We're back with another super easy maternity DIY! This wrap dress is comfortable, size able and super easy to make at home. Here's how…11. You'll need four yards of jersey fabric in a color you love. Trim the selvage edges and two extra 1 inch strips of jersey (from the 4 yard long edge) and save them for the belt. First, wrap the jersey around your dress form (or yourself) from behind.23452. Pull the jersey from the right side up to the shoulder, creating one side of the dress. 3. Pin in place. 4. Pull the jersey from the left side over to the right shoulder, creating a second side to the front of the dress. 5. Cut your (1inch x 4 yard) strips of jersey in half. 66. When draping a dress, be sure to take time to create the perfect fit before adding straps. Make sure that the dress covers in all the right places and that the straps will be placed in the right spots. 77. Braid two long braids. 88. Stitch the ends of each braid to the tops of each shoulder. 99. Create a loop and attach it to the middle of the back of the dress, after the dress has been fitted. DIY Maternity Wrap Dress  DIY Maternity Wrap Dress  DIY Maternity Wrap Dress  As with most wrap dresses, this dress is flexible in it's size. It can fit a pretty big range of sizes, so it's perfect for a maternity piece! If you don't feel comfortable wearing a strapless bra, try layering a tank top under this dress or a cardigan on top! XO. elsie

  • Michelle, I know what you are saying. It’s true, this style works best with certain body types (A-B cup).
    Anyway… It would be cute layered over a tank top or shirt (with a regular bra) or with a jean jacket over it.
    XO. elsie

  • This dress idea is adorable, but it really doesn’t seem practical. I’m 32 weeks pregnant at the moment, and there is no way I can wear this dress because there is no way I can avoid wearing a bra. I believe that most pregnant women fall into this category as well. Most women get huge boobs during pregnancy, and this dress doesn’t seem to give the opportunity to wear a bra. BUT, I think it’s a great idea for a non pregnant women to wear!!! 🙂

  • Hi Courtney, I’m not sure! Sorry. Since it’s a wrap it might now matter. But get the biggest size you can. XO

  • I’m looking to doing this now, But how many inches wide does the fabric need to be; 45″, 54″ or 60″?



  • love love love!! good for curvy mamas of 4 little girls who like to look cute too. 😉
    great idea ya’ll! <3

  • OMG – LOVE! You look stunning!

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  • I am going to make this. I am not pregnant but full figured so the belted dress thing is wonderful. A couple questions:
    1. Did you use cotton jersey or a mix blend?
    2. Does it fray or can it have an unfinished edge?

  • I love this entire series and I’m not even pregnant! It’s great that all these DIYs can easily be used whether or not you are pregnant. And one can always dream… 🙂

  • Hi Courtney, I got my jersey at Hancock. It isn’t the cheapest fabric, so wait for a sale or use a coupon! Joann’s lets you use 40% off one item coupons.
    XO. elsie

  • Where can you buy cheap Jersey fabric? or where did you buy yours? I looked at a few places like Hancock and Joanns but they are all $15 a yard and I don’t feel like spending $60 on a fabric for a dress. Any ideas?


  • This is so cute, I love the simplicity of it and the braids. -Heidi

  • This is beautiful. I love the pictures, especially the final one!

  • Doesn’t Stacy just look beautiful?

    When I have babies, I hope I look half as cute in a dress like this.

  • This is gorgeous, I come from London and it’s so hard to find fashionable maternity clothes so DIY seems to be the way forward!

  • Aha, this looks like bliss to someone as pregnant as I am, almost has a Roman toga kind of look – I love it!!

  • What an amazing DIY! It almost reminds me of the togas they made for the movie “300-” All about the draping 🙂

  • I want to try all of these even tho I’m not pregnant, they would be great summer dresses.

  • What a cool idea! I;m nog pregnant but would still wear this!

  • I think this dress is really lovely. But it doesn’t seem very practical as a maternity dress. Maybe it’s just hard to tell from the pictures, but it doesn’t look like one could wear a bra with it at all. That was my biggest pet peeve with maternity dresses. I need a lot of support normally but I needed it like CRAZY when I was pregnant. This dress seems to be draped awfully low in the back and I would think any bra (strapless or not) would show. Does the beautiful girl in the pictures have an actual bra on?

  • That’s really cute, and she is really beautiful!

  • Very pretty! I wish I would have had something that cute to wear all of the times I was pregnant. No more for me, but she looks so pretty in that!!

  • Sweet …. I´m pregnant too! So hard to find pretty maternity dresses; I´m looking for a maternity brand to bring to Qatar!

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  • Wow
    it is amazing how you make a wonderful dress with just a cloth!

  • what a nice idea!i think i may make it for myself although i am not pregnant.lovely!

  • You don’t even have to be pregnant to wear this! I might try making a shorter version 🙂

  • I just love this, looks so gorgeous and most of all comfortable which is perfect near the end.


  • ohh, lovely! even though i’m not pregnant, i’d still wear it!
    xo, cheyenne

  • This was fantastic! Iam in no need for a maternety dress, however I might just make this anyway 🙂

    live /iris

  • Pretty! I just came across this pug fabric and thought of you guys – I know how you love the pugs 🙂

  • This is so cute! I have some fabric that would be perfect for this. Now I have to go see if I have 4 yards left. If not, I’ll be haeding to the fabric store ASAP!

  • That material looks soooo comfortable. Thanks for the creative ideas. 🙂

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  • I really love the color of that jersey fabric. And the dress looks very comfy!

  • That is totally amazing! I love it. Great sewing project for those expecting!


  • Haha, I know you said it looks easy, but it still looks hard to me. But it’s so cute! I’d wear it around just normally. Actually, pretty much all of your maternity DIY projects I would wear on an ordinary day!


  • This is such a gorgeous and comfy looking dress! I love it.
    And what a stunning couple!

  • Great idea! I would totally use this dress at the moment 🙂

  • This is a wonderful dress! I can see making one for maternity wear now and using it as a beach coverup next summer and a robe alternative in between 🙂
    Bonnie MS

  • what pretty fabric and braid and amazing job w/ the cut, that’s always the trickiest part. Def looks perfect for before/after pregnancy as well. Beautiful couple : )

  • I love the maternity series! This one is my favorite!!!

  • Very cute! I love it!


  • that is so pretty
    I really like it.

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  • What a lovely idea and it’s so easy to make! Definitely going to try this. Love the braids, they give a nice fun touch on the dress!

  • Well done! It’s so cute! I’ll be tucking this away for a future (pregnant) rainy day.

    Talia Christine

  • That color and fabric is gorgeous. – And this is a dress you could wear whether your pregnant or not.

    – tianna 🙂

  • omg!! Going to Joanne’s tomorrow and picking up the fabric I need…this is great and I’m not even pregnant! Thank you thank you, thank you 🙂

  • Looks really beautiful and easy to make. 🙂

  • Ohh, I want to make this for myself and I am not pregnant! I will wear it on days when I eat too much =).

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