DIY maternity dress sewing tutorial

learn how to sew a maternity dress

DIY maternity dress sewing tutorial

Hey y’all! Today’s tutorial is still on maternity gown. I made this gown because it’s sexy and appropriate for my growing belly. It’s stretchy and could accommodate my growing belly until my due date.

easy to sew maternity dress

This fabric is cheap, I mean very cheap, I bought it for N250 ( two hundred and fifty naira) at yaba market.

I made a bodice pattern for it; I could easily cut on my fabric but I couldn’t find my Chalk. I guess it ran away.

sewing tutorial

Materials needed are;

Two yards extra stretchy fabric

Sewing machine




DIY maternity dress sewing tutorialDIY maternity dress sewing tutorial

1) I started with both necks of the bodice. I like to do a turn-up neck.( turning the back to the front and stitch). Double fold the necks and sew.

DIY maternity dress sewing tutorial

Note¬†always stretch while you sew a stretchy fabric. Since the neck is wide, I didn’t stretch it enough.

2) stitch the shoulders together. I used my serger because of the ends pulling out.

DIY maternity dress sewing tutorial

3) double fold the sleeves and sew.

sewing tutorial

4) Sew both sides of the top.

DIY maternity dress sewing tutorial

Time to attach the skirt(bottom) part to the top.

5) Sew the bottom part together to form a whole.

maternity dress step by step tutorial

6) turn the bottom part to the back and the top part to the front, tuck in the top into the bottom and pleat the bottom to fit the waist size of the top and sew the two together.

DIY maternity dress sewing tutorial

Stretch as you sew for elasticity on the waist.

Wear to fit and make the necessary adjustment.

7) Hem the bottom of the gown.

DIY maternity dress sewing tutorial

Viola! C’est fini.

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