Empire Waist Dress Tutorial with Guest Lindsay from The Cottage Home

our next guest for comfy sews VS cozy knits is one of my fave bloggy pals - lindsay of the blog "the cottage home" and the fab shop "the cottage mama". this ladies got some skills folks. i love that she pairs vintage styling with modern fabrics! so fun and fresh! her tutorials are always lovely and she has some great ones on adding that extra special touch to your own sewn garments. nobody does piping, buttons and trim like lindsay! i can vouch for that as i have two of her handmade dresses for my girls and we get asked repeatedly whenever they wear them who made them and where we got them.

look at these......don't you just love all the little details?!! i'm so excited that lindsay's back to take part in comfy sews VS cozy knits again this year. i always look forward to her tutorials.

lindsay is a busy momma to 2 lovely girls and a new baby on the way! so she's here to share a great tutorial with us all today that is perfect for you moms to be and can still be worn by all the rest of us! i can't wait to try one!

get ready to get sewing! let's here from lindsay...

Hello, Mommyhood - I'm so thrilled to be here! I love Shannon and her blog so I'm thrilled she has chosen to include me again in her latest "Versus" series! You might remember my Shawl Collar Sweater tutorial that was included in the last round.

Empire Waist Dress

Maternity and Non-Maternity

For this challenge I decided to create an easy Empire Waist Dress. I am currently pregnant with baby #3 and I wanted to create something super-comfy to wear throughout the summer during this pregnancy. I made this dress from a shirt that was a little too boxy for my body and some additional jersey knit yardage. The dress will take you only about an hour to complete and is great practice for sewing with knits.

This dress could certainly be made the exact same way for a non-pregnant person and would be just as cute! So let's jump in the ring and let the battle begin..........

click here for the rest of the tutorial over on versus!