December 14, 2012

How to Hem a Dress for a Pregnant Body

The picture above was from when I was 38 week pregnant! Now my daughter is 20 month old, it feels like it was ages ago!

This blue dress was my vintage find from “Sanbiki no Koneko” (three kittens) in Shimokitazawa in Tokyo. I bought it for 600 yen (about 6 bucks). I really liked the bat sleeves, and elastic waist, so I decided to take this home with me.

One problem with the dress was that it was too long for my liking, down to mid calf level. I decided to hem it shorter.  But, having learned the lesson from my hemming experience of this polka dot dress, I decided to readjust my approach to hemming. If you hem a dress or skirt in the traditional way while you are in your third trimester, the center front of the skirt will raise more than expected because of the big belly.

So, this time I cut the front center of the dress 3 inches longer than the side and back.

Doing this will make allowance for the expanding pregnancy belly and make it so that the dress will not rise too high.

Chie  {find me elsewhere: blogshopfacebooketsytwitterpinterest}


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