Holiday Maternity Dress

I’ve always liked the look of a peplum dress, but I’ve never seen it on a pregnant woman. I took the risk and made one for my company holiday party. I couldn’t find a maternity peplum dress pattern, so I mixed two different patterns. I took the bodice of the peplum dress by Lekala and used the Erin maternity skirt by Megan Nielsen, which I’ve made several times.

Here are some details:

Pattern adjustments:

  • Shortened bodice
  • Widened bodice’s front darts so the waist measurement matched the skirt
  • Added a few inches to the length and width of the peplum
  • Added back seam on the skirt to allow for a zippered back
  • Omitted the elastics from the skirt

Fabric:

  • Thick black knit (sort of a Ponte knit) with grey lace print (thick enough that I avoided having to use lining)
  • 60% stretch (10 cm stretches to 16 cm)
  • From King Textiles in Toronto

Notions:

  • 22″ black invisible zipper
  • Black thread

It took me about 5 hours from start to finish and I love it.