Hello there! First of all, thanks for having me Meg! I’m Leah, and I blog (when I get a chance) over at Leafie. I’m a mommy to 2 beautiful silly little girls, ages 3 and 9 months. By day I work a full time job as a nurse practitioner, but by night I can usually be found sewing (mostly clothes for myself but also some for my girls, as well as home-dec), crafting, or scheming up some house project for my hubby.
Today I am happy to share with you a maternity skirt I made when I was pregnant last summer. I was determined to make as many maternity items as I could so that I could tailor them to my body, and also make them versatile enough to be able to wear post-partum. This skirt was so easy I made 5… and wore them all. the. time. I made up a tutorial so you all can play along… and live in them this summer too! Here’s the finished product:
When you begin nursing a baby you quickly figure out that you need nursing pads to protect your clothing (and pride!) from leaks. There are some good disposable ones, but most are scratchy and uncomfortable, and if you use them as much as I did with my first baby – you end up spending a fortune. The reusable fabric ones are therefore a Godsend – but then unfortunately, they all seem to be unbelievably expensive for what they are!
That’s okay though, we can make our own – and they’re soooo easy!
Jenn over at A Jennuine Life, contacted me recently about a cool contest she’s running.
I’ve been thinking about adding a new series to DIY Maternity. I’d really like to start featuring some of the great maternity clothing you’ve all been making – probably once or twice a month. What do you think?? I think it would be great to see what everyone is making!
I think a nice and easy way to do this would be to pull projects from the DIYM Flickr pool – so starting next week, I’ll be choosing some favourites to feature here on the blog.
If you’d like a chance to have your project featured, then please join the DIY Maternity group, and upload some photos! Your project doesn’t have to be based on something you saw on DIYM, just something you made to wear while you’re pregnant or nursing!
I’ll be linking back to the original photos in Flickr, but if you’d like a link to your blog as well then please add your blog URL to your Flickr photo description.
This is gonna be fun!!
Thanks so much to everyone who entered the MN1006 Ruched Maternity Tshirt giveaway!!
Congrats to Holly!! You won! I’ll be emailing you shortly!
If you didn’t win, please don’t feel sad!! You can still get the pattern here and I’ll be having another giveaway of another new sewing pattern in the next few weeks :)
How cute is this top? Sometimes I really love it when clothing can serve double duty – by which I mean, works when you’re pregnant and once you’re baby is born. Since this top has a nice low neckline, you can wear a normal tank top or cami under it when you’re pregnant (or even a crop top, that’s what i did!) and then a nursing tank (or one of these) once your baby is born.
Even better, it takes about 10 minutes to make. I promise!!!
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