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Pattern: Megan Nielsen's Rie Dress and Top

Materials Used: Brown mystery knit from my stash (just as a hint I found out that if I folded my fabric differently I was able to use a lot less yardage than recommended - although it may be harder in larger sizes to do so).

Sizing: I made a size S although I think because my knit was really lightweight and stretchy (much more stretch than the 20% recommended) I could have gotten away with an XS.

Changes Made: I ended up taking about an inch out of each sleeve and the chest area.  I also shortened the dress length by about 3 inches to make it more of a tunic.

Conclusion:  Super fast (about 2 hours total) and easy.  I am at the end of my pregnancy so I wasn't planning on making any more maternity wear, but this was so fast, plus I used stash fabric so there is no guilt with it.  It feels like I am wearing a nightgown which pretty much means I will be wearing it everyday.  Another stellar Megan Nielsen pattern.  Love her.


  1. Very nice! That will come in handy after the baby is here, too. Look like it could be a cute non-maternity tunic top.

  2. Comfortable, fast, stash-busting, and beautiful. You found the perfect top and you look gorgeous. I've never heard of Megan Nielsen. Thanks for the great pattern tip.

  3. You're looking great! Long luscious locks, stylish duds, pregnancy glow - very fetching :)

  4. I LOVE how this Rie has turned out honey!! you are seriously the cutest pregnant lady ever :) hugs!! xoxo

  5. You're looking beautiful, Kelli! The Rie dress totally suits you, looks very comfy and stylish.

  6. This looks great! I'll have to try this when I get pregnant! Megan Neilson's designs are the best too...

    Laurie from QuinnStitch

  7. You look amazing! This looks so cute on you! And it's really a great color for you!

  8. Ha ha!! 'Mystery knit'... I love it! It turned out beautifully! Did I ever tell you that I finished sewing my first skirt ever??!! It turned out so much better than I expected. I am so pleased with it. I'll have to share some pics soon.

    P.S. I'm super excited you like my pearl bracelet DIY. Be sure to share some pics with me when you make your own. I'd love to see them. :)