I love Polaroids. Unfortunately, a lot of my dresses just don't fit the Polaroid bill. I like the frosty soft, pale and pink look. When I made this dress I knew I'd finally get my chance to do a Polaroid shoot.
Being pregnant I haven't had the chance to do much with my photos other than point and shoot. The cold weather and shorter days don't help either. At least these photos were a little different than my usual basement shoots.
The dress is maternity. This might be my last maternity frock. Perhaps I'll eek out one more. But I only have one more month to go. Exactly one month from now I'll be in the O.R.
We are having a planned c-section. Not by choice. Both of my two daughters were born via c-section and now there's no alternative. Can you believe I'm still sewing? I'll admit, it's getting a bit difficult.
I made the lovely headpiece with my friend Cheila a few months ago. Since then I haven't had a reason to wear it. When I remembered I had it languishing in my craft drawer I was nearly giddy thinking of how perfectly it went with this frock.
The dress is very soft and sweet which is why I named it milk and honey. I think this phrase is well worn but if I had my own clothing line I'd love to use that expression for my name.
I imagined wearing it to a New Year's Party or a surprise birthday celebration.
The flowers on the front, snake around the neck and hug the waist before swinging across the back.
You may not be able to see from the photos but the 2" wide trim crosses at the bust line and continue down past the hips.
The skirt is gathered at the middle of bust line and drapes down along the line of the lower trim. So rather than having a straight skirt line, it falls around your growing belly for a flattering maternity look.
I think some pearls might have gone well with this dress or even something lavender.
Some pearl earrings might have looked good as well. I'm not really a big earring wearer. Not because I don't like them but my daughter Molly is constantly getting into my jewelry tree and throwing them on the floor.
I've lost countless beauties which breaks my heart. Another thing that hurts....stepping on one in the middle of the night and having the stem go through your foot. Not so great.
This dress is made of a soft oatmeal colored knit material which you'll thank me for at the end of those 9 and a half months.
If you read my last post you know that I can't bear to wear pants anymore. Not even those full paneled things. Nothing is comfortable. Being this pregnant around the holidays is just a miserable thing. You have a lot of entertaining and looking presentable.
I chose to wear dresses. Not because I wanted to look formal but because wearing pants is now an exercise in tolerating physical discomfort. Everything feels tight.
I would actually really like to make one more maternity dress before the baby is born. Never have I had so many maternity photos. This new baby will have ample documentation of her time in the womb.
Poor Molly. I think she might have one photo of me sitting on an amusement park dinosaur with Lily.
The flowers on this dress were made from a tutorial I found years ago. They are the same kind of flowers I made for the the New Year's Eve Sweater and Skirt.
I looked everywhere for the tutorial. If I find it, I will try to post it to the blog later. I have to admit that it's a very tedious process but the finished look is lovely. Not to mention soft as a baby's bottom. Feels good against your cheek or neck.
I originally wanted to take these photos outside seeing as the world here on the east is now a blanket of snow. Unfortunately after my weekly doctor's visit it was already dark. Ugh. I hate daylight savings time.
I would say that this dress would fit a medium. However, I am pretty late in my pregnancy so it really depends on your stage. You can sort of judge from the photos.
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