Monday, November 21, 2011

Super Easy Dress


We had our third annual family Simple Portrait this weekend (last year's, 2 years ago). I love that I'm pregnant in this year's photo and that next year there will be 5 of us!


As soon as we showed up for the shoot, Jude decided he was a dog -- crawling around the studio floor and barking. Classic. It took a lot of convincing to get him to be a boy in at least some of the shots : )



I spent the morning of the photo shoot making this super easy dress out of comfy, maternity-friendly knit fabric....one more thing I can cross off my Pinterest "Things I Want To Make" list. It's basically a grown up pillow case dress--cut two rectangles, sew a tube on top of both, pull ribbon/fabric through and knot, sew sides up.  Easy. I want to make more! Maybe out of some fun, sparkly fabric for the holidays or something pretty and lacy.

I paired it with another easy DIY find from Pinterest, the hipster scarf made from one of Daniel's old shirts.

Happy Thanksgiving week!

Arian : )

9 comments:

Melissa said...

Love the pics and that cute little dress!

stampinmoments.com said...

Hi Arian, these are gorgeous images! I've been trying to contact you via email, if you get a minute :)
Andrea

Sonia said...

Love all your family portraits! Great looking family!

VICKI IN AZ said...

what a beautiful family! your organizing looks great. be well and i love that you love that you are pregnant in this photo. ♥

Kathryn Lynn said...

It came out SO great. And the photos are wonderful too!

nicole collins said...

What about a spot for your arms?

nicole collins said...

What about room for your arms? I tried this dress and there was no place for my arms!

Arian said...

Oh no! When you're sewing up the sides of the dress, don't sew all the way up to the top of each side. I stopped about 8 inches from the top. That will create your arm hole. Good luck! Google "pillow case dress" for more detailed directions on this style. Good luck!

Dr. Kelli said...

How big are your rectangular sections? Every pattern I can find on google uses a standard pillow case for little girls. I have some lovely jersey fabric I've been saving for a rainy day that will make some perfect pregnancy "dresses/shirts". But how big?