Sunday, October 5, 2014

Not-too-mumsy maternity wear

Maternity wear - URGH!!! It's expensive and most of the time either too cutesy for my taste or just plain ugly!  Now, I hate sewing with knit fabrics so I will pay a bit more for a few items with stretch (I highly recommend QueenBee  or ASOS for a couple of staple items) but when it comes to paying up to $80 for a t-shirt just because it will fit a pregnant figure, I get hot under the collar.

So when I found DIY Divas's terrific tute for the perfect maternity top, I jumped at the chance to make some tops nice enough for a corporate wardrobe or weekend wear.

It took me a bit of time to rework the tutorial to a bigger size but worth the effort to make the sleeve hole big enough that you won't rip the front fabric the first time you bend over? What do you think?

I also followed Deliacreates' great tutorial on maternity skirts. I loved this japanese inspired fabric from Spotlight but the project did remind me how I hate seeing with slippery knits!

Skirts skirts skirts

I've been looking for nice skirts for bug for awhile now but frankly can't go past the ease of making them myself. Here's my latest two using fabrics from my stash

Tea'd up in knots

With the onset of summer it was time to update Puggle's wardrobe for the warmer weather.

When I came across this teacup print at EastCoast I just couldn't pass it up and, with some help from Elsie Marley and Grosgrain Fabulous, these adorable knot shorts were born!