I love rayon — it is soft, breathy, and made of wood pulps. It has great drape without having to deal with more delicate materials like silk. And its super cheap, which is great for pregnancy clothing.
I made this simple gown from a deep blue rayon.
The skirt part is just a semi circle sewn together in the back — which gives it a great drape. I was going to make a full circle, but I did my math wrong with my pregger brain at the store, and only had enough for a semi circle (FYI, if you want to make something like this, you need a wide bolt (60+ inches, and buy 3.5 yards if you want to use semi circle for a maxi, 7 if you want to do a full circle!).
The top is a basic cut (newlook 6589) with elastic in the back. To make it more interesting, I made bias tubes and criss crossed them, though I dont know if I love that design… Its a pain to maintain and I really should iron it to make sure that they are flat.(I was too lazy to do so for even a photoshoot. I guess I should forget about it for regular wear!)
All in all though, its a really comfortable dress. I really love the drape! I dont have any dressy events coming up, but with a little sweater I can dress it down enough for everyday wear!
On the pregnancy side, I am 34 weeks now! 6 more weeks to go. However, I’ve been having a lot of Braxton Hick contractions. One morning when it was feeling way too frequent, I decided to time it. It was regular — 30-45 seconds each, with 5-7 minutes interval. The regularity has ceased after that day, but I hope this doesnt mean that the baby might come early! But this is promoted us to get more ready — now the baby room is fully stocked with diapers, car seat is installed, and my hospital bag is packed!
15 thoughts on “Pregnancy Rayon Gown”
Wonderful dress! I love the criss-cross design at the back and that color is stunning! I wish you easy and painless 6 weeks and everything going smoothly when the time comes. I’m just starting week 16 myself. 🙂
Thank you and congratulations!!! It seems like everyones having a kid!! 😀
Love the straps and love the color on you! You know, I dreamed recently that you had already given birth to little Kaylee. It went very smoothly =) no worries! Also, what’s that tree with green fruits on your right? Are they edible?
Those are jujubes! Like the name? 🙂 you and i probably know it more as dates!
Nice!! I loooove dates! I see they haven’t ripened yet. Have you gotten to eat any in the previous years?
:D:D they are one of my favorite fruits too! i usually like to eat them right before they turn color. they give me a tummy ache sometimes but i cant resist! this tree had about 5-8 dates last year, all eaten by me, none for hubby! lol 🙂
Wait, 6 weeks? I thought 42 is the magic number.
Hmmm, 40 is the magic one! But 42 is the magical number according to hitchhikers guide to galaxy… Prhaps thats when the doctors says, thats it, you are coming out whether u like it or not!
Oooh yeah, 42 is the maximum magic number. Post 42 is bad. So I guess 40 is the good magic number!
Beautiful dress. I like the drape of the full skirt and the crossed straps in the back. I keep my fingers crossed that you baby will stay another six weeks!
Thanks sena! 🙂
Lovely! It looks so wonderfully drapey and swishy. And with the full skirt/empire waist look seeming to stay in style (at least for patterns) I bet you’ll be able to find a use for it after your pregnancy as well.
Thank you!! It was the plan to be able to wear this after pregnancy. However, i may have made the top too loose for later, when my boobs shrinknback to its original size!
That is possibly the most beautiful maternity dress I have ever seen! That drape is indeed gorgeous, and I love the straps in the back. Out of curiosity, where do you get your rayon? I can never seem to find it in the stores I frequent.
it is indeed hard to find good patterned rayon! i dont think ive been it in joanns. however, hancock has a good selection of solid and printed rayons. i wanted a printed one but they dont have much “young” patterns!