Ok, so let it never be said I do not listen to advice!!!
During one of my pathetic moaning spells about the lack of nice maternity patterns,Debi, Marie and Scruffy suggested I try out vintage patterns. Marie even did a search for me on Etsy for maternity dresses. Talk about dedication to vintage wear. I did find one pattern I liked…….Simplicity 7558
I searched the internet for any completed version to see what it would look like. I only saw one version of it, made by Julie of Julie’s Blog. I fell in love COMPLETELY with her rendition of it, and would have gone for the same fabric choice as her, but I have already spent all of my meagre monthly fabric money, so that Houndstooth version will have to wait till November.
I have this thick knit fabric I am going to use. I don’t know how it will come out, but the pattern did say you could also use bonded knits. I have no idea what that means, but I am going to experiment with this fabric. I got it cheap anyway, for £1/metre. I have 3 metres of it this, and if I mess up, I will go back to where I got it from. It is somewhere near Tottenham Hale tube station.Its the fabric outlet for a knit fabric manufacturer, and the most expensive fabric there is £2/metre.
This is their address.