Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Tutorial Tuesday: 10 minute No Sew Maternity Tunic

My sister in law is expecting her second baby in September and she recently asked me if I knew of any simple maternity dress patterns so I had a look round to see what I could find.  I settled on this Make A Tunic from Elsie & Emma's A Beautiful Mess Blog as it has a lot going for it -  NO SEWING, a super flattering shape, and it can be completed in just 10 minutes. Also, with the minimals cuts you have to make to the two yards of fabric, you can definitely repurpose the fabric for after baby comes (Yvie is going to make baby grows from hers once she has had her baby which I think is a great idea).
Elsie's tutorial is really easy to follow and this would make a lovely maternity present if you know someone who is pregnant! 
You can use pretty much and of our fabrics for your dress but a Cotton Jersey or Cotton Lycra is best, some of my picks below...
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Happy Sewing!
~ Jen & The Girl Charlee Team


  1. I am going to give this dress a try at my next maternity session, thank you for the great idea!!!

    1. Thanks Lela, good luck! We'd love to see it, so if you post any pictures be sure to tag us (@girlcharleeuk).