Hi there. I’m Sara from Craft Snob and pregnant with number 3 (it’s a girl!). Megan has been kind enough to let me share a simple tutorial on how to turn any oversized skirt into a maternity empire waist skirt.
- Oversized skirt
- Sewing machine and thread
Find a skirt that is too big for you to wear. Great excuse to go thrifting! After all, who usually keeps skirts in their closets that are too big to wear?
We are going to add elastic to the back side of the skirt. Cut a piece of elastic that will fit from one side seam to the other side seam. Cut the elastic one inch shorter than the amount you need taken in for the waist. For example, if you need to take the waist in by 2 inches, then cut 3 inches off the elastic.
Match the ends of the elastic with the side seams and pin in place. Continue to match the center of the elastic with the center of the back side of the skirt and pin in place.
I sewed 2 straight lines with matching thread the entire length of the elastic. Make sure to stretch the elastic when sewing. Once completed, your skirt should have some gathering like the picture above.
You can wear it as is or add a belt like I did in the first picture. So easy!
Go and be pretty,