Hi everyone! I’m Ann from Sew Paradise and I’m a big fan of Megan Nielsen’s maternity & nursing patterns. I’m geeked she said she’d post my tute about DIY maternity dress trousers here. Most working moms need a professional wardrobe, and even a SAHMama needs a rockin’ pair of something other than jeans. These easy maternity dress trousers are inexpensively made from thrifted regular trousers, have a super comfy stretch fabric waistband that curves to snug your belly. I’m a big fan of purpose-suited clothing, so I loved sewing during both of my pregnancies. The top is Megan Nielsen’s Pina Nursing & Maternity top with long sleeves which works wonderfully after your baby is born as a nursing top – my 10-month old loves it!
This might possibly be the easiest maternity skirt ever – and it’s super cute to boot!! It is definitely a beginner level project – so don’t feel scared of trying!
I’ve worn mine through 2 pregnancies, and it’s been such a life safer! Okay, lets make one!
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Hello readers! My name is Chie, and I have a blog related to my sewing projects, named “Vivat Veritas”. I am now 34 weeks pregnant and expecting a baby girl in mid April. I’m thrilled to be guest posting here at DIY Maternity!
I’m sharing a tutorial on how to make a reversible paper bag skirt. I really love this piece because of how versatile it is. It can be worn before, during and after pregnancy. The skirt is quite comfortable since the waist is elastic. This skirt is great for beginning level sewers because you only need to sew straight lines!
As we talked about in our last post, one of the first clothing issues you’ll notice early on in your pregnancy is that very soon you can’t do up your pants. But a belly band can help you wear your regular pants for longer, by allowing you to leave your pants unzipped, and both covering up the gap over your lower abdomen, and holding your pants up.
One of the first clothing issues you’ll notice early on in your pregnancy are your pants. You can obviously buy maternity pants, or make your own – but there is a downside to that- you’ll probably need to buy/make a number of maternity pants to get you through your pregnancy.
Another option is a belly band ( like the very popular Bella Band). It’s basically a seamless tube of jersey fabric that you can use with your unbuttoned pants to keep them up and offer coverage to your lower abdomen.
Once again though, they can be expensive – but it’s not too hard to make something very similar yourself, that will do the same job – and you won’t even need to know how to sew!
In the first few weeks/months of your pregnancy, things might get a little awkward pants-wise. You’re often not big enough yet to justify full blown maternity pants, and things are getting a little snug in the tummy region.
Well there’s a quick and easy solution to that.
I love it when a DIY project is fast and easy! I got an email from a lovely gal the other day asking how she could make her own leggings, and it gave me the idea for this refashion. It’s fast, it’s easy and its perfect if you’re a beginner or have limited time to sew (which if you have a toddler like me, then you do!!).