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How to Sew Your Own Maternity Shirt by Altering a Non-Maternity Pattern. Background I am newly entering the realm of sewing clothes for myself and just as I started attempting this new hobby I got pregnant.

How to Sew Your Own Maternity Shirt by Altering a Non-Maternity Pattern

At first I wasn't going to sew anything maternity, but I had one shirt I really liked and when I tried to find similar style shirts at the stores I couldn't. So then I decided that maybe it wouldn't be so hard to alter a pattern that I had already made and that had turned out well to make the style I liked. Also I figured that since I could only wear the shirt for a few months, if it didn't turn out that great I wouldn't be stuck with it for that long.

Well I ended up doing the same alteration to three different patterns and have been pretty happy with the result. The Style Most maternity tops feature an empire waist with a lot of fabric in front and a tie in the back. Choosing a pattern The best patterns are ones that are pretty fitted around the waist and are designed for four way stretch knits. Altering the Pattern - First you will have to choose a size.

Free Maternity Patterns: Maternity Shirt Pattern. Maternity patterns are the best thing that ever happened to your budget.

Free Maternity Patterns: Maternity Shirt Pattern

By sewing your own maternity clothes you'll save so much money (well, assuming you don't buy expensive fabric) you'll have some left over to buy food. Why are maternity clothes so expensive? I designed this maternity shirt pattern in a way that it can be adjusted and worn after pregnancy too, much like my maternity wrap skirt pattern is.

No reason to make something you'll only wear for a few months! With this pattern you'll have a cute top durig pregnancy, during the immediate "nothing fits" months after and for years to come with an adjustment of how you tie the belt. Yes, I picked crazy fabric for my top and I totally understand if those bright colors make you cringe. I used quilting weight cotton for this top but honestly, I'd sew it in a stretch jersey if I were to do it again as that will give a few more inches during late pregnancy. Materials Needed: Fold the sleeves in half, pin and sew as shown. Free Maternity Yoga Pants Pattern. These maternity yoga pants are so comfortable!

Free Maternity Yoga Pants Pattern

They are almost guaranteed to become a cozy staple in your maternity (and beyond) wardrobe. They can be very casual for laying around the house in or just change your fabric choice and you can make a fancier pair suitable for work or going out. I wore yoga pants all throughout my fall pregnancy and wore the same ones immediately afterwards during that icky "nothing fits, but don't want to wear maternity anymore" stage that everyone loathes. It will feel great to make something for yourself knowing you'll get a lot of use out of it! The length and size of your maternity yoga pants pattern is completely adjustable as your final pattern depends entirely upon a pair you have that already fit you, and it can be adapted to fit you at any stage. Maternity Yoga Pants Instructions Below: First, take the pair of pants you currently own and stick one leg inside of the other one, so your seam shape is as shown.

Big Ugly Shirt Refashioned into Maternity! Apron Tutorial. Tutorial: how to sew a simple maxi dress. The Plan.

tutorial: how to sew a simple maxi dress

Fabric. You will be making a maxi dress so buy fabric accordingly. I stand 5′ tall (I know, I know, I am tiny) and I needed 2.5 meters of fabric with a 45-inch width. Preparation and Cutting. Sewing. Don’t forget the banana. Instructions for making the rosettes are HERE. Haunted Halloween: Wicked Apron - Sew4Home. It's Halloween season and costume shops have popped up in all sorts of unusual places.

Haunted Halloween: Wicked Apron - Sew4Home

We have one in a store front that previously housed a carpet and linoleum company. Everything smells like glue. They have all sizes and shapes of costumes for kids, and there seems to be endless options for buying and making kiddie costumes online. But... what about the grown-ups? If you don't want to be a glamourous vampire, a hot nurse, or Fred Flintstone, you're kinda out of luck. This project isn't really difficult, but it does take some concentration to keep track of what is front, back, right and left. All our 2010 Haunted Halloween projects are made from pre-cuts, we used Haunted Mansion by Sanae for Moda Fabrics. Transfer all pattern markings to your fabric.Cut the grosgrain ribbon into 6 pieces, each 9" long.From the remaining THREE Fat Quarters (or the 18" x 22" pieces of fabric), leave the piece you want for the center panel uncut.