+ 3 very easy maternity pencil skirt diys

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Supplies:
1 to 2 yards of stretchy fabric
measuring tape
sewing machine
pins
scissors
thread
*optional oversized tee for the refashion

Instructions:
VERY BASIC PENCIL SKIRT
1.Cut out your front and back knit pencil skirt piece by either mimicking another pencil skirt you have (if not maternity, just add to the belly area of the skirt and lengthening it to hit the bottom of your ribs) or measuring your body as shown below and mark it out on the fabric. Cut out and sew up the sides

2. Hem the bottom at least an inch under with a zig zag stitch or a straight stitch (only the latter if you plan on stretching the bottom a bit as you sew it in, then it will give it the stretch you need to walk)

3. insert the waistband using one of the options below the picture.

GATHERED MATERNITY PENCIL SKIRT

1. Do the same from step on the very basic maternity pencil skirt above, but add 6 to 10 extra inches of length the belly area because this will be gathered. Cut out and sew up side seams.

2. Grab 6 to 10 inches of elastic (depends on how long you want the gathering to be, I recommend shorter) and pin the top just above the belly and pin the bottom  5 or 6 inches below on the side seam. Then stretch the the elastic out as you sew, so it will fall center on the side seam of the skirt. Then when you are done, it will bunch up. The more you stretch the elastic the more gathered the side will be. Hem the bottom at least an inch under with a zig zag stitch or a straight stitch (only the latter if you plan on stretching the bottom a bit as you sew it in, then it will give it the stretch you need to walk)

3. insert the waistband using one of the options below the picture.

REFASHIONED MATERNITY PENCIL SKIRT
**Tutorial here – make sure when you mark out the skirt to the top, you accommodate your belly like in step 1!

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WAISTBAND OPTIONS:

Option 1: elastic waistband (hidden on inside)
hidden elastic: mark the elastic and skirt into quarters, then pin those quarters together laying the elastic over the top of the skirt, placing the edge of the elastic to the edge of the skirt, on the outside of the skirt. i.e. only the top edge of the elastic will touch the top of the skirt. Sew the top edges together, stretching as you sew. Then flip under inside the skirt. Stretch as you straight stitch a topstitch it under one to 1.5″ down from top keeping the elastic in place. If you don’t want to topstitch it, it will still work but will flip up constantly.
Or you can have the elastic not hidden don’t flip under just up after you sew the top edge together on the outside of the skirt.

Option 2: wide stretchy knit band
Measure your belly/hip/waist area and make a long piece of fabric that that will tightly fit around your belly/hip/waist area as well as make it 2x as long as you want so when it is folded in half and sewn to the skirt, it will the official length in the end. Then fold it in half and make it a tube. Then fold that tube in on itself hiding the seam on the inside. Then pin and sew the tube RST to the skirt. Pop up! Keep popped up or fold down once.

 

Comments

  1. Oh gosh, I wish I’d known about your blog when I was pregnant. I actually became introduced to sewing while I was pregnant and it was a bit challenging try to learn to sew and fit with a growing belly! You look absolutely beautiful and congratulations! I’m definitely following you now and will keep all of this in mind if we are ever blessed with another little one!

    http://www.StyleSewMe.com

  2. Thant you for the inspiration.
    Congratulations – your little girl is so cute. Can’t wait to see her “mummy made outfits” on the blog.

  3. You are the cutest most stylish preggars ever!!!

    x
    Emily Jenny
    StilettoBeats

  4. You look really great! I like your diy ideas :-)

  5. Helena A. says:

    Hi!
    Now here’s a mom to be so stylish!!!!
    I love this outfit!
    You don’t post for a long time, is everything ok??? Hope so!
    Kisses from Portugal!

  6. Bonnie H. says:

    Oh my goodness!! I just saw you on my plane from Utah to Seattle!! My first blog celebrity sighting! :) I just adore you and your blog. Congrats on the little one.

  7. Jenna L. says:

    I swear, pregnant or not, you could pull off burlap sack like haute couture! Your blog is amazing; I can’t get enough!

  8. I like your tips very much! Very detail for me to follow. I also adore you! 😡 The most beautiful stylish-blogger I’ve read.

  9. unfortunately, i cannot appreciate this post to its full extent as i am not pregnant. however, i do love the elegance in which you have styled your beautifully made skirt! two of my favourite things (monochrome and stripes) combined and we have a winner.

    xo Sarah
    absolutelysarahx.blogspot.com

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  11. like you blog!

  12. I love the clothes,and thanks for your sharing.

  13. A look chic and sophisticated that it makes a not vulgar woman pregnant. Perfect, you have a very good taste. Congrats. :)
    Luna
    http://www.fashionsnobber.com

  14. I love that dress! Thanks for the tutorial :)

  15. Marjolein says:

    Looks so good! I’ve checked your blog A LOT of times since your past post. Hope you and the baby are doing well. I saw the tutorial last year and am very happy to be able to use it now that I’m almost halfway in my pregnancy. Just made the skirt with gathered front and love the result. Hope to get a lot of wear out of this one. And most of all I really hope you’ll start blogging again in time cause you always create such amazing projects!
    Best wishes!

  16. Nice design! the clothes are recommended to all lady, and thanks for your sharing. Rregards, Brian KEO

  17. Good idea.

  18. You are gorgeous and I really like your outfit.

  19. Beauty & class while pregnant; absolutely lovely! Inspiring for a lot of pregnant women!

  20. Thanks for the sharing!

  21. Wonderful postThis Article is very useful.

  22. This article is really fantastic and thanks for sharing the valuable post.

  23. Alina Austin says:

    Very good suggestion for women in maternity period. This could definitely help them out by giving comfortableness. Keep it up good work.

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  24. Thank you. after seen this blog it’s really more helpful to me.

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