WHAT I WORE | Maternity Style – 16 Weeks


Wahoo! We’ve made it all the way to 16 week! To me, this means only four more weeks before we discover whether the little being growing inside of me is a boy or a girl. Couldn’t be more excited.

In the meantime, I’ve been wading my way through frustrating sewing patterns (I’m much more used to reading blueprints!), attempting to alter patterns, and breathing a sigh of relief that my first creation turned out well! Welcome to my hand-made maternity style. I’m hoping there will be lots more creations to come!

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I started and finished this dress last Saturday, as I was really motivated to have a fun dress to wear on Easter Sunday. Reminds me of being a little girl and the excitement that came with getting a new frock for the Spring holiday.

I found the fabric on Etsy (Which, by the way, it’s pretty tough to nail down multiple yards of the same vintage fabric there! Lots of time involved!), and also purchased the maternity pattern on Etsy. My mother and I did some tweaking to the pattern using this website, and found that it worked out pretty well! I did have to take it in a bit when the bodice was done, but better too much fabric than not enough!

So exciting! I’m a seamstress now! Check out my happy dance below, if you will.


35 Responses

  1. Meredith says:

    What a beautiful dress! You did an amazing job Mandi!
    Your happy dance is amazing and about 500 times more coordinated than mine. ;-)
    Have a great week!

  2. Gwyneth says:

    Congratulations! Such a pretty dress. That print really is so lovely on you. Definitely an inspiration for me to get the sewing machine out and work on some projects! Plus the happy dance is so adorable! Hope you had a happy easter xo

  3. It looks great! And an extra pat on the back for tackling long sleeves!

  4. Jaclyn T says:

    You look lovely!
    –Jaclyn T
    Giveaway for TrickArt Jewellery on the blog!

  5. That looks so great! And the yellow tights look amazingly fun with the dress’s color palette. Good job! I love the successful feeling of finishing a sewing project. Happy dance well deserved!
    <3 Sequins

  6. Well done!!!!!!!!!! :D

  7. Bekuh says:

    Your dress looks great! It’s a goal of mine to make a summer frock so I will definitely be checking out the website you mentioned. You look amazing.

  8. Smotzy says:

    Absolutely Lovely!!!

  9. skunkboy says:

    It’s WONDERFUL!! You are amazing.

  10. It looks so great! I love the print.

  11. Kat says:

    Gorgeous! I want to try and make myself some maternity clothes but I only have a couple of patterns in my stash that are suitable. I don’t know if I will end up making much.

  12. Kit says:

    I love the dress! And the print of the fabric is really fun too- very springy!

  13. Elizabeth says:

    Very cute! I love how happy you are!

  14. Trude says:

    Such a cute happy dance! That dress is just perfect maternity wear! :)

  15. Brittany says:

    You look beautiful! Loving these pictures. So happy for you and your hubby!

  16. Teresa says:

    LOVE the dress and it’s made even cuter by your adorable animated GIF. :D

  17. Patty says:

    Awww Mandy you are stinking adorable:) I am so happy for you and your husband. Cannot wait to hear what you are having!!!

  18. look see says:

    It looks great! And so do you! :)

  19. Kelly says:

    That is fantastic. What a stylish, fun dress. You look glorious and happy. I’m so thrilled for you!

  20. gabrielle says:

    You look fabulous! I can’t believe you made that yourself- it’s adorable.
    I’m so happy for you and your family. Parenthood is amazing. I hope you are blessed with a smooth and wonderful pregnancy. Best wishes to you!

  21. I love how much FUN you are having with your pregnancy! You are so clearly over-the-moon with happines, it’s a joy to see :)

  22. Megan says:

    I am so determined to attempt the seamstress challenge one day! Love your happy dance too.

  23. liz says:

    wow, you did a fantastic job mandi! i love these pictures. could you be any cuter ;)

  24. zelina says:

    aw yeppie and that gif is perfect!!!

  25. Clare says:

    Oh I love the dress! I’m going to attempt to make myself a dress soon. Well done making it in a day. It looks great!

  26. Oh my goodness, you look gorgeous!! And I can’t get enough of that happy dance…more! more!

  27. Great job! It looks fantastic (as do you!).

  28. lovely happy dance! and lovely dress! I like your blog, it’s an happy place full of inspiration and nice stuff. xxx

  29. kit & nancy says:

    haha, how cute are you?!…and talented..that dress is the bomb! only 4 more weeks till you find out…how exciting.

  30. Monique says:

    You are too cute love the dress and most importantly your happy dance

  31. Mici says:

    I love gif! its perfect, and you look totally happy!

  32. Sarah says:

    Adorable! And congratulations! Can you tell me how you did your hair like that? Mine’s the same length, but I have a hard time pinning it up!

  33. Cassandra says:

    How cute are you!!! xoxox

  34. Kait says:

    This dress is so cute and flattering!!! Looove it!

  35. Kyla Roma says:

    Hopping in late to say: YOU ARE TOO CUTE!! :)