What happens when you’re 10 weeks pregnant, all your regular bottoms are too tight, and your maternity clothes are all wintery?
Well, first you cry a little.
Then, you go out to the garage, dig out fabric you’ve had for 6 years, and you make yourself a skirt with a forgiving waist line, that’s what!
I found the pattern on Pinterest here.
I converted her measurements to inches, because, who likes nice round numbers!?!? I’m an AMERICAN!
so my measurements were:
1/2″ seam allowances
Basically, I followed her pattern exactly, except for the fact that I was working with scrap fabric so I had to “Frankenstein’s Monster” two pieces together to get the right width of fabric.
The color is a little weird and Bohemian, with it’s purpley-green stripes, but hey! So am I. And I can totally pull it off. Or at least, that’s what I’m telling myself. Shhh…let the pregnant lady win this one…
As a happy accident, that seam ended up at the front of the skirt on an angle, so I got creative with a decorative stitch to make it look like I did it on purpose. 😉
Overall, I’m happy with how it turned out. And, it’s super comfortable. I’m not sure why women are so in to skinny jeans when you can wear clothes that let you move and breathe, for Pete’s sake!
What’s even better, I have a piece of clothing that was literally made to fit ME. Not whomever the average maternity measurements are based upon, but me. And now I am comfortable, clothed, and a lot less sad and weepy.