How to sew a belly band
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.
How to make a no sew belly band
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!
The rubberband maternity trick
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.
new in store: the Rie dress sewing pattern
Well friends I’m finally finishing up all the patterns I told you I had half done (so sorry if my posts have been a little pattern heavy recently!). Anyway, I’m finally able to release the Rie dress PDF sewing pattern. I can’t believe how popular this little dress has been, and how many pattern requests I’ve been receiving. But here it is finally! The email abuse can stop! Ok kidding… there was no email abuse – I’m being a little melodramatic (it’s due to pattern making induced over-tiredness!)
introducing the Lulu dress & top sewing pattern
Meet my newest sewing pattern – the Lulu dress and top! I’m sure by now, you guys all know how much I love versatile clothing? Though my line of sewing patterns began purely to provide maternity patterns (since there seem to be no good ones anywhere) – I’m also trying to provide some styles that work for any woman, no matter what her stage of life.
Sewing Pattern requests
Ok so I’ve been working on a few new sewing patterns, but I can’t seem to figure out which one to prioritize. So I was wondering if you could take a second to give me some feedback below?
Ok so these are the sewing patterns I currently have in the works or have had a lot of requests for:
*Poll closed* results:
Another maternity & nursing dress (44%)
The Rie dress from my spring collection (32%)
A fitted Tshirt (25%)
Plus size wrap around maternity top (12%)
Plus size perfect nursing & maternity top (8%)
Thanks gals! (ps you can vote for more than 1!)
The Jen Lula Dress
One of my favourite things about blogging are the friends I’ve made through it, and Jen of JenLovesKev is no exception. She’s literally one of the nicest and sweetest girls ever.