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…1. 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.2. 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. 6. 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. 7. Braid two long braids. 8. Stitch the ends of each braid to the tops of each shoulder. 9. Create a loop and attach it to the middle of the back of the dress, after the dress has been fitted. 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
How to Make A Maternity Wrap Dress
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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.
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!!! 🙂
Thats neat, love!!
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″?
Great result from such a simple process! Love the colour too.
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 love that dress! It looks beautiful! 🙂
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… 🙂
The last picture breaks my heart ! 🙂
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.
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?
it’s darren king! go mutemath:) beautiful dress btw.
This is so cute, I love the simplicity of it and the braids. -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/
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 so sweet!
Aha, this looks like bliss to someone as pregnant as I am, almost has a Roman toga kind of look – I love it!!