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Dressmaking Fabric for Maternity Wear

Today's tabloids and celebrity websites are buzzing with the news that heartthrob Ryan Gosling and hollywood sweetheart Eva Mendes are expecting their first child after 3 years of dating. So far we haven't seen any pictures of the mum-to-be with a baby bump as she has been denying rumours up until now but there is no doubt that she will be sporting all the best designer maternity clothes that are on the market. For most women, designer maternity wear is not a choice as it is far too expensive but if you have the right Dressmaking Fabrics and a little sewing know how you can create unique maternity wear to keep you stylish while you are pregnant.

Most pregnant ladies do not want to feel frumpy when they are expecting but it is also important that they feel comfortable as well as look good. One of our best Dressmaking Fabrics for creating your own maternity items would be our lycra jersey. This Dressmaking Fabric is made with 20% lycra giving it a large amount of stretch and making it extremely comfortable to wear. Using this fabrica dress or top could be made that could be worn throughout pregnancy. It would stretch as the bump got bigger meaning that you would not need to make larger sizes as your pregnancy progressed. This Dressmaking Fabric would also be ideal if you needed evening wear as it could be made into an infinity dress with the convertible straps sitting above your baby bump.

Another Dressmaking Fabric that is ideal for fashionable maternity wear, especially for the summer months, is our digitally printed satin range. These come in a large selection of bright colours and patterns which can be a nice alternative to the usual plain maternity clothes you find on the high street. These fabrics can be used to make tops that have a more fitted top half and a 'floaty' lower half that will skim your bump. They can be made into both day and evening tops as well as dresses and even nightgowns. Similar to our printed satin Dressmaking Fabrics you could also use printed chiffons to create blouses and tops to create maternity wear with a bit of pattern to them.

Have you ever created your own maternity clothes using our Dressmaking fabrics? If you have please share your pictures or tips on our Facebook page as we would love to hear from you.