Gender Reveal Dress

Finding out the sex of your unborn child is exciting news and these days couples are choosing to announce the news in varied fun ways. Holding a Gender Reveal party is a popular way to announce to friends and family. 

I was recently commissioned to make a dress for the Mother-To-Be to wear at her Gener Reveal party. 

She sent me a picture of the dress idea she had in mind.  She fancied a vintage style full skirt stripe dress with a bib collar over the sweetheart bustline.  The pictured dress had one glaring style challenge for a heavily pregnant woman. At 7 months pregnant she couldn’t expect to have the cinched waist look.  

Instead the dress was re-designed for an under bust look to allow for the expanded tummy.  

The client provided some simple blue and and pink cotton fabric and some off white for what was initially decided to be the non-gather d slip that would be visible between the handkerchief hemline gaps. She also provided white satin for the bib-collar and under bust/midriff band

At the first fitting it was noted that the off white did look off in contrast to the collar and the skirt dress was lacking the “umff” that a gathered petticoat slip would provide.