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Turn an oversized sweater into a maternity top tutorial

May 2nd, 2012


I love how this turned out….just grab an oversized sweater from the thrift store (or your husband’s closet) and take a little out in the upper area, leaving the belly area oversized. Well, unless you have a REALLY big sweater, then downsize it down there too.
Thanks Meta for taking the pics…check her out, she is AMAZING! onemoremushroom on instagram.
Check out the before picture and instructions below.

How to turn a cardigan into a cropped cardigan

July 5th, 2011

I’m a huge fan of cropped cardigans. Like, HUGE! hehe. I just think they’re such a useful thing to have in your wardrobe, especially when you’re pregnant. I love that can completely change the look of an outfit, and i love cropped ones because they sit so nicely above your baby bump! Wearing a normal cardigan can be kind of awkward when you’re pregnant, and a lot of maternity ones, just look, kind of odd (you know?!). The other thing i like is that they’re not as hot as normal cardigans, so you can wear them in summer… and when you’re nursing (maybe over¬†one of these!)

That’s why a cropped cardigan is the perfect solution!

Even better, you can make one from an old or thrifted cardigan. Lets do it!


How to make a maternity cardigan

April 2nd, 2010

I love cardigans, but when you’re pregnant your options are either to wear them open constantly, or wear a cropped version. This cardigan however, is roomy enough to wear closed over your baby bump, (even at 40 wks pregnant – like these pictures of me), and when you’re no longer pregnant, it works wonderfully as a grandpa style oversized cardigan. I’ve based this tutorial on a size medium – so if you’re significantly smaller or larger than that you’ll need to adjust the dimensions.


How to make a wrap cardigan

December 28th, 2009

How to make a wrap cardigan // www.DIYMATERNITY.com

Well as promised before Christmas, I’ve been working away and created a little tutorial for all of you on how to make a wrap cardigan.


wrap it up

December 21st, 2009

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I absolutely love wrap cardigans. They’re especially flattering and versatile for pregnant women. I’ve seen gorgeous ones on Anthropologies website many times, and I seriously considered buying this gap cardigan . I never bought either sweater because I’m one of those terrible people who’s always thinking to myself “I could make that soooo easily, so I really shouldn’t buy it”… what makes it worse is that I hardly ever actually make these things. I feel like it makes me some sort of a hypocrite if I say I can make it but never do, you know? So I decided to make my take on both cardi’s.


My maternity winter coat

December 14th, 2009

2009-12-11 Winter Coat 1

It’s hard to find a good maternity coat – especially reasonably priced ones – that are warm – and stylish. hmmm. So I decided to make my own. So after much discussion, many late nights, cries of frustration and hours of hard work, here it is hot off the sewing machine, my wonderful new winter coat! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

Oh my gosh I’m majorly crushing on this coat!!!