I’m practically fresh out of Sunday clothes. Nothing fits! I borrowed most of my maternity clothes when I was pregnant with Penelope (best thing ever, btw), so this time around I don’t have the same wardrobe to work with. It’s good & bad. Now I only have two maternity dresses & no maternity skirts, oh and Chris hates one of the dresses.
This pretty much brings back stressful memories of getting ready for church as a child where I literally had nothing to wear besides what I wore the week prior. But don’t think I had a deprived childhood. I was just terribly picky with clothes. Still am.
I have about 7 yards of this vintage jersey knit material that I’ve been meaning to make something out of and a maternity skirt seemed to fit the bill.
When it comes to maternity fashion, my philosophy is: if you’ve got it, flaunt it. Show off that belly bump, don’t hide it under yards & yards of fabric. When I try on flowy maternity skirts, I feel like they make me look 15 lbs heavier & 6 inches shorter, so I like the more fitted approach. I definitely use this when it comes to pants: HELLO JEGGINGS! You are my fave.
- headband – Forever 21
- jacket – thrifted
- top – Forever 21
- skirt – handmade
- tights – Legxicon – c/o lexicon
- shoes – Aldo
So here we are. I now have 3 dressy maternity items in my closet. The skirt took me 2 or so hours to make, watching Friday Night Lights while sewing really slows down my process. It was a very easy skirt to make, I’m sure if I did it again, it’d take me less than 15 minutes. You want to know the best part about making this skirt? I didn’t have to hem anything. It was pretty remarkable.
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