Sew Our Stash: Mint Maternity Dress + More

DIY Mint Maternity Dress - Rae Gun Ramblings

I’m super super excited for the first Sew Our Stash of the year. If you’re new around here, my friend Bev from Flamingo Toes and share what we have made for ourselves the last Thursday of every month. We started because we wanted to sew more wearables for ourselves and needed the accountability.

Sew Our Stash challenge hosted by Rae Gun Ramblings and Flamingo Toes

Since then we’ve had other fun people join in on using the hashtag #sewourstash when sharing pictures of our selfish sewing and wearing of handmade clothing on Instagram. I can just say I love being “forced” to make myself at least one thing each month. It’s been so good for me!

Knit Maternity Dress - Rae Gun Ramblings

This dress drove me batty. It didn’t help that I was trying to make it on one of those days where a hundred little things were going wrong. But I took the pattern off of a top that I liked. I just traced it onto drawing paper. And after lots of staring I figured out how I should put it together.

Simple knit maternity dress - Rae Gun Ramblings

It was going mostly okay until I tried to finish the the sleeves and they just looked messed up and awkward. But the super thin knit I used would definitely not hold up to unpicking. Not that I do that kind of thing any ways ;) So I cut off the sleeves, cut new ones and ended up with this.

Handmade mint knit maternity dress - Rae Gun Ramblings

I have to say after spending about 3 times the amount of time I think it should have to make this I’m super happy with how the dress turned out.

Knit shawl style nursing cover - Rae Gun Ramblings

I also made myself an awesome poncho. Isn’t it fabulous? Just kidding it is NOT a poncho it’s a nursing cover and I’m kinda in love.

Shawl Nursing Cover - Rae Gun Ramblings

I’ll be sharing a full tutorial on how to make the nursing cover next week but I figured I could count it as part of my Sew Our Stash for the month right?

Maternity Bess Top. Great sewing pattern that works for pregos and normal bodies alike! Review at Rae Gun Ramblings

And if if you missed it I made myself this cute Maternity Bess Top earlier this month. After Toasty comes (eep I’m just about a month from my due date now!) I really want to challenge myself to stretch my skills and learn more. I want to actually make myself use patterns and not just hack and adjust like I normally do. I’m sure I’ll still do that a lot but every time I force myself to walk through a pattern even if I don’t construct the garment exactly how it suggests I learn something new.

Don’t forget to swing by and see what Bev made this month. Also visit us on Instagram (me and Bev) and make sure to join in on using #sewourstash for your pictures. We’d love to feature what you’ve been making too!

Let’s connect! You can also find me hanging out here.


  1. I can’t get over how adorable you are! You look so great – I can’t believe you are due in a month. I love all three – that mint with the black and white stripes is such a great combo!

  2. Oh, wow! I love all three projects! That mint green dress is absolutely darling!

    Yikes! I put “Sew our Stash” on my 20 wishes list, but did not get anything sewn for me this month! I must race to the sewing machine! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    • YOu totally have time! And definitely do it for next month, I love having the deadline it’s one of my favorite things that I started doing last year!

  3. Um. I was totally like, “Cute poncho!”

    • hehe do you think I can pull off the poncho look? I think the fact that it doesn’t scream nursing cover and if I just left it on is actually one of my favorite parts of this project.

  4. I need to get some sewing time for myself. I’ve got fabric waiting to be Bess tops, but I just haven’t got around to cutting them out yet. I have a pile of leggings for Olive I need to finish up.

  5. I have no idea how it got to be the last day of January and I only made a muslin for an upcoming project. I definitely have to join you gals to sew up my own stash!

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