The Maternity dress. Oh, sorry, not aiming to mislead, I'm NOT expecting. This is just the name I mentally gave to this dress ever since its debut out of the home atelier. This final form here is quite a bit slimmer in line than its original incarnation, but it's still a distinct "possible" to go to nine months with triplets in this dress...
Ok, ok, I am exaggerating... I made this dress inspired by the Duro dress that was making a few waves on the fashion scene at the time, touted as being the dress shape that suited everybody... well not this body unfortunately. After finishing it and staring aghast at my reflection in the mirror (and being told by the whole family that I did, indeed, look pregnant) I embarked on some frantic alteration; top-stitching the body pleats in order to streamline this thing... or people will have been asking me "when's the happy time?" and I have been down that path and have retired gracefully from that particular stage of life, thanks... after reducing about a third of the volume around the waist I was quite happy with the dress and wore it a lot last summer, so all is well that ends well, no? The big, pleated patch pockets on the front are my favourite feature of the dress. As well, it is a fabulous garment for hot weather; breezy, light and very comfortable, and I do feel pretty and feminine in it. Just don't want to look so feminine as to tip over into fecund...
The socks are handknitted by me, also.
Dress; Simplicity 3745, white dotted swiss voile and crocheted lace trim
Socks; handknitted by me, Noro Kureyon sock yarn
Shoes; Francesco Morichetti, from Zomp shoes