Maternity DIY: Make A Sun Dress

DIY Maternity Sun DressHi friends! This is the last piece in our maternity DIY series. We had so much fun working on this series and I hope that some of you enjoy making these simple pieces! Smocked dress stepsThis dress is the simplest of all the maternity DIYs we've posted. Here's how you make it… You'll need a yard (or less) of pre-smocked fabric. You can find this at most fabric stores. We found this fabric at Hancock Fabrics. Pull the smocked part of the fabric around your bust and pin it together. Sew a side seam down the entire side of the dress, creating a tube. Trim it to the length you like and hem the bottom edge.DIY Maternity Sun Dress DIY Maternity Sun Dress DIY Maternity Sun Dress DIY Maternity Sun Dress DIY Maternity Sun Dress This sun dress was one of Stacy's favorites. It's easy to wear, breezy and stretchy. The best part is, it's easy to whip up in an afternoon with minimal sewing skills, for under $20! xo. elsie 

If you'd like to see the rest of our Maternity DIY Series, click the links: Make A Belly Band / Make A Tunic / Make A Lace Top / Make A Wrap Dress ♥

  • This is SO cute! She always looks good in EVERYTHING. Lovely.
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  • hi Elsie & Emma

    I wanted to contact you on idea for a new blog post. I have finally got some good summer weather and it’s really hot out!! But my wardrobe is mostly full of winter clothes and I’m struggling to find somthing to wear in this hot weather. So I was i was wondering if you could do a post on how to turn your winter wardrobe into a summer wardrobe without having to buy new clothes.

    HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON & HOPE YOU CAN HELP 🙂

  • Lovely! I must remember to save all of these to make when we decide it’s time for a nugget. For now, they are just so nice to look at. It also reminds me that I need to make a list with my darling of all the fun things we need to do before baby. Thanks!

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  • BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the white dress on you. You make pregnancy look so effortlessly chic!

    Let’s follow each other!

    XOXO
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  • I’m really enjoying the simplicity of this series, even though I’m not pregnant, it’s making me want to approach sewing in a whole new way

    thanks 🙂

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  • You have such great DIYs!

    xo Jennifer

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  • Very cute. Though I am no where close to being old enough to need maternity clothing, I find this dress adorable! Check out my blog: http://thechicstreetblog.blogspot.com/

  • Great idea and she looks gorgeous indeed!

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  • Such a gorgeous DIY! The outfit turned out super cute. (:

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  • I want to get pregnant again just so I can make these maternity clothes.

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  • So… I’m not pregnant nor (hopefully!) will be for a while, but I gotta say, you see Maternity outfit posts all the time. Not to detract from those others, but your maternity clothing is not only the simplest to make/get a hold of, it is by far the most flattering and comfortable looking I’ve seen. Great series. Your friend must be so happy to have such easy, cheap and cute maternity clothing.

  • Adorable dress!

    Xx

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  • YOU LOOK SO WONDERFUL! NO WOMAN IS AS BEAUTIFUL AS A PREGNANT WOMAN, ME THINKS:) ESPECIALLY WHEN SHE DOES NOT FORGET SHE IS A WOMAN AND TAKES SUCH AMAZING CARE OF HERSELF!

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  • nice one 🙂
    surely wanna try that kind of dress once got pregnant :p

  • Another gorgeous DIY! I do wonder- how are you an endless pool of creativity? It’s quite inspiring!

  • Simple yet nice !
    XX Luba

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  • Hi Elsie & Emma,
    I love these maternity DIY that you are making 🙂
    I’m a photography student & i would love to know if you have any tips for a maternity sessions?
    Thank you 🙂

  • Omg cute! doesn’t even look DIY!

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  • Love these posts!! She looks so cute and beautiful! This is my fave of the maternity DIY series 🙂

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  • she looks so lovely! really love this, you guys always have these brilliant ideas and it’s all so simple to make, great inspiration!

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  • She is just beautiful!! I’d love to know her beauty and hair secrets!!
    J xx

  • Oh. I’m already 37wks and have only just found this fabulous series?! What a massive waste 🙁

  • I really admire you guys’ creativity. This series is not just for soon-to-be mom but also for every girl because you can easily adjust and make it fit to anybody. Really great ideas! Thank for sharing 🙂
    Cheers
    PS: she is a beautiful mom

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  • I have loved seeing these maternity posts, I would love to see some more make your own clothes from scratch for non maternity though.

    Sam

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  • Loving this maternity series!

    If you can’t find pre-smocked (or want to have a go) Ashley at Make it and Love it has a brilliant tutorial – http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2011/11/sewing-tip-shirringsmocking-with-elastic-thread.html

    Happy Thursday xx

  • Super cute and simple! Love!
    -Miranda
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  • The shoulder bag she is wearing reminds me the fabrics from Guatemala Central America. Is a very cute idea, If I decide to have babys in the future, I have to check all posts again.
    xo

  • I’m a bit too young to be wearing maternity clothing, but this sure is gorgeous! Definitely something to keep in mind 😉
    xo Heather
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  • For a maternity dress, I would suggest cutting it longer in the front to accommodate for the lift that the baby bump will cause. Cute, simple design!

  • This is so cute! I lived in dresses when I was pregnant. Thank you for sharing all your creative ideas!

    xo
    Talia Christine
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  • Adorable!! I’ve loved this maternity series, and will def be coming back to these posts when I get preggers! I love how each of the items would be adorable whether or not you’re expecting!

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  • Nice-nice-nice fotos!

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    Hugs from México!

  • Can’t wait to be prego and do this!
    ….one day! :O)

    xo.
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  • That’s one of the nicer smocked fabric that I’ve seen. Usually they are pretty lame. I would love to find a similar one for myself. Perfect summer dress, pregnant or not.

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