Since announcing my pregnancy, a lot of my friends and family have asked me if I’m making a lot of maternity clothing, and the answer is always no. There’s one dress I plan on making a couple maternity modifications on, but other than that I really don’t see the point in making something that I’ll really only wear for the next three months at this point. I’d much rather focus on making garments that will still work while I’m pregnant and, more importantly, once I give birth. Now, I may think differently looking back on it, but at this point I’d much rather make things that work for my current state, and the Lodo Dress by True Bias fits the bill.
The Lodo dress has two length options and features a slight cocoon shape making it super easy to wear. This is view B, the knee length version. I sewed up my first Lodo last summer and graded out from a 6 to an 8 in the hips. However, I don’t think I did a great job grading and really wasn’t even necessary. So, for this version I decided to sew a straight size 6, which worked out much better. For both dresses, I added two inches to the length so it would hit right above my knees.
I picked up this scuba-like knit fabric in Atlanta last summer and I think it was a great match for this pattern! This pattern is a pretty quick sew and features woven facings, which is kind of abnormal for a knit garment, but works so well! I wish I had sewn this up back in November/December when I initially cut it out.
I ended up wearing this dress for our Easter festivities and I think (hope) that I can get a few more weeks of wear out of it! It’s super comfortable and I think will be a great dress to wear once baby R makes her debut, as well!