During my pregnancy with Peanut, I did a weekly maternity series, which I loved so much that I decided to do it with all my future babies. When I saw this series, I instantly fell in love — especially with the idea of wearing the same dress the whole forty weeks.
So when I got pregnant at the end of July last year, I went on the hunt for the perfect dress, but couldn’t find anything. After a couple weeks of hunting, I found an adorable striped maternity top at Gap, and decided to make my own. I bought two shirts (one in my regular size and one a size up), then chopped the larger one off right under the armpits, removed the side ruching, line up the stripes, and sewed the two shirts together. Voila, maternity dress! I loved it. [UPDATE: Full dress tutorial HERE]
The day before I was going to take my 10 week photo, I started bleeding, and, devastatingly, the pregnancy ended in miscarriage.
In the months after last September, I kept the dress at the back of the closet, waiting month after month for when I could use it again. I wore it a few times, but it just made me kind of sad, so it mostly just hung there…waiting.
And finally, at the end of February, its time came again.