As you know, I have been busy preparing for the Ohio Regional Military Ball that is taking place next weekend. Holly a friend of mine asked me this summer if I would be interested in vending at the event, and even teach a workshop on historical knitting! I gave it some thought, said yes and started planning to teach a miser purse workshop that would teach knitters and crocheters.
Then I got pregnant, and realized my I had no idea what I was going to wear! Civil War clothing is very fitted, and there is no way I was getting into my old corset and dress when I was in the second trimester. What to do? I knew… there is of course period maternity wear. But, my research in this area was blank. I ended up asking a lady online whom makes and sells wrappers, if she could make me a maternity/post maternity wrapper/day dress. She said yes! And we ended up chatting away about sewing, babies, maternity wear, raising chickens, and her upcoming move to PA! Yep, we found out that soon we will not live that far away from each other.
On Monday, the wrapper arrived and I was so excited to open the box! I didn’t know what the dress looked like, so it was a fun surprise. And boy was it so pretty and practical. Knowing I was going to be a momma, she made the dress with huge pockets, lots of wiggle room to grow in the chest and belly region, and a cute apron to go on top of the dress to make it look less wrappery… complete with more big pockets!
Here is the dress!
On it’s own it looks like a giant robe or nightdress! The pleats hanging from the yoke make it fully adjustable in both the bust and waist area… perfect for comfy lounging, a pregnant lady, or a lady changing weight!
And here it is on a pregnant lady! Nate tied on the belt this time, and said it belongs on the back. lol I’m not so sure where I like it best. But, if hubby say’s it is cute on the back then I will wear it on the back when I am with him. hehehehe
A side shot with the brown apron!
I hope to get more pictures this weekend for you, and will be sure to do a blog post about my very first vending event and miser purse class!