Sunday, April 10, 2011

Another Nautical Dress DIY

As the weather gets warmer (it was 87 degrees today!!!) and I progress along the pregnancy, my favorite go-to items are dresses.  They allow your belly room without constriction and also allow your legs some air :)

This one is made from a blue striped jersey from Joann's featuring a tie-waist and has a below-the-knee hem (so that when belly grows, the length won't be obscenely short).  I used the same pattern as I did for this dress but took out the cowl for the warmer weather.

 
Dress: DIY
Necklace: Banana Republic with DIY fabric flowers
Jacket: LOFT Twill Cropped Military Jacket
Shoes: Frye Joy Vintage slide (buy here)

Belly progress - I think it actually shrunk a tiny bit because my appetite has finally gone from hyperdrive to normal :)

15 comments:

  1. I love this dress!! I'm thinking I'll be wearing dresses for this trimester, but I just don't want to look like a blimp in a bag.

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  2. Love nautical! You wore this so well.

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  3. That outfit is so pretty. I love that dress.

    P.S. We are having a giveaway over on my blog. I hope you can jump over and enter.

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  4. Such a cute dress that you'll be able to wear during pregnancy and afterwards. I love the short sash tie that you made to go with it. And heels? You are one brave lady! :)

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  5. you look GREAT! it fits you so well.

    :D
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  6. I love the nautical feel! The stripes sort of hide your belly! ; ) hehe

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  7. This dress looks so nice on you. Even with all the stripes, the belly still doesn't show until you showcased it! :) Good idea on keeping the length below the knee for now so that it looks better later.

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  8. what a nice pretty spring outfit. i love the nautical dress with the waist tie -- so on trend. i been loving the stripes and the nautical inspired pieces. i wanted to buy a striped blazer today from f21 but my bf gave it the thumbs down. lol

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  9. the dress is so cute! good thinking about the length when belly hikes up the dress. Love the whole outfit today!

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  10. What a pretty outfit, love everything you wore! And I was about to say...your belly does look smaller...which is so interesting to me because I was under the impression that pregnant bellies only grow? :)

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  11. You are so adorable SPG! Seriously....love the necklace and the nautical dress :D

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  12. i love it! it looks fantastic on you! and your baby bump just makes it all the more beautiful! :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  13. RA - Sweetie, you are not going to look like a blimp in a bag! Just remember the belting tips we talked about.

    Fashion to Go - Thanks so much! I'm a HUGE fan of nautical styles!

    Sunny & Star - Thanks for dropping by and commenting! I'll be sure to visit your blog after this :)

    Cee - Thanks! I love anything that will double for regular and maternity wear right now :) And I'm actually not that brave. I typically wear either super thick platform heels for stability or wear flats. These shoes are for pictures only at the moment!

    Carrie - Thanks so much! :)

    Jessy - LOL you're too funny about the belly thing!

    Hurricanekerrie - Aw, thank you! It won't be long before my belly is super apparent from every angle :)

    Ping - Thank you! I love stripes so much and I actually have a striped blazer but it was from BR last year on super sale from $1XX to $30.

    Olyvia - Thanks doll! Definitely need to keep hemlines in mind for the growing belly :)

    Elle - Thanks! LOL! Yes, preggy bellies typically only get bigger. BUT since I was eating like a crazy woman, I think a LARGE proportion of my belly was food/fat :) Now my appetite is much calmer.

    Annie - Aw, thank you!! I don't mind being adorable LOL :D

    Mimi - You're so sweet - thanks so much!

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  14. omg i love your nautical dress that is SOOO SOO cute!!!

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  15. That's such a cute striped dress! Love the BR necklace with the DIY flowers too.

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