Finding a secondhand garment that actually fits during late stage of pregnancy is quite remarkable, and in this instance, finding a forgiving stretchy jersey dress happened to be a real treat.
This navy dress is not officially a maternity garment, it is a 'Myer Direct' 70's/80's jersey frock. Bonus when the label reads 'Made in Australia'; you know you're onto an original rather than modern day 'vintage' copy, being that hardly any retail clothing brands are actually made in the country anymore.
Comfort is absolutely the key here, this dress is off-the-charts snug, plus its front pleat works well with my large load. However, its original length was not good for me at all, so I chopped and re-hemmed.
I've also removed the three front gold / pearly buttons, which coupled with its lace trimmings, were just a little bit too Nanna for my liking.
I toyed with the idea of removing its lace trim from either the dress sleeves or neck, and did actually start unpicking with my seam ripper, but had a change of heart. I've kept all lace trimmings in place, and added my recently made necktie brooch as an accessory.
:: Necktie Brooch Tutorial Here ::
And my dress is done. As mentioned before, hardly much of a refashion, but better than the previous style and perfect for my final few weeks of pregnancy.
Shared with Suburbs Mama, Thrifters Anonymous, The Dedicated House, Blissful and Domestic and Not Dead Yet Style.