Maternity or Not Frock : Materials

I am excited for everyone to use my free tutorial to make the Maternity or Not Frock during the month of March. I will be posting step by step instructions for the first 3 weeks of the month and then talk about other ideas for embellishments for the last week. So, if you are going to follow along with me during March this is what you are going to need to have:

Fabric - 3 yards for 45" fabric or 1 1/2 yards of 60" fabric
1/4 inch elastic (enough to fit around your rib cage or waistline comfortably
1 pkg coordinating bias tape
matching thread
sewing machine
measuring tape

Some tips:
- When shopping for fabric I would suggest getting something that has some flow to it. For this one I went with a cotton shirting and it working out really well. I think a rayon blend would also work really nicely if you are daring enough to use something slippery (esp. if you have a serger). I would also recommend a thin linen.

-Make sure you wash and dry your fabric before you start to prevent future shrinking after the garment is made.


  1. Can't wait to get the pattern for this! I added it to our link luv roundup today, come by for a peek! http://bit.ly/d8hv9k

  2. Ack! I love this!! So cute! I can't wait to make one. Now I just wish I had 3 yards of something sitting around...

  3. this is so so pretty! i'm excited to try.

  4. Ashley16.3.10

    Is that 1/4 inch or 1/2 inch bias tape?

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  6. Anonymous28.9.10

    Is the free tutorial still available? I love this dress!!! Please re-post the link. Thank you!

  7. Please repost the link! I am ready to try it! Thank you very much!

  8. Is there a link to this pattern or do you offer it for sale? It is exactly what I've been looking for to round out (ha ha) my pregnancy wardrobe

  9. I would LOVE to make this for myself since I'm finding it impossible to find anything in maternity clothing/patterns that I like. Please tell me how I can find the link to the pattern. Thank You!

  10. Hi. I would like to feature this on the bump wear project. can you please drop me an email to info at bumpwearproject.com


  11. HI! Can you tell me how to get the pattern for this project!? I would love to have a modest maternity top! The fashion World has not realized that people are still having babies in their 40's and wear a different style of clothing! Ugh!