sometimes the quickest, easiest sewing projects are the most satisfying, ya know?
take, for example, this skirt.
two pieces to cut out, sew together, hem, and thread elastic through at the top.
the parts that took longest were threading my double needle and matching the stripes on the sides (which shifted on me a bit anyway, meh). it was a “one naptime” sew, AWESOME for adult clothes!
this little pencil skirt is now one of my favorite things i’ve sewn for myself. it’s super comfy, actually fun to walk in, and a great piece to make me feel “prettier” during pregnancy, when sometimes it’s easy to feel like i’m losing that a little each week.
the fabric is a ponte knit from fabric depot, which you can find online here. the pattern is megan nielsen’s ruched maternity skirt (which i didn’t ruche…didn’t seem to need it). it was a gift from a friend but now appears to be
sold out everywhere online available as a PDF! yay!
the cut of the pattern is so cool – the shapes look kinda crazy on paper (definitely NOT rectangles) but it makes the skirt hug the right spots and stay straight at others, and the belly coverage doesn’t make me feel claustrophobic like maternity panels usually do. i just wish i had more occasions to wear this skirt, but i’m thinking with the holiday events coming up, it won’t be a problem.
i made a large even though i measured somewhere between small and medium, because i’d seen a few versions that looked a bit tight for my taste. i wanted it to feel relaxed enough to remain comfortable, which it totally is…plus i get a pretty big belly and need it to last (i was 22 weeks in these photos, taken a couple weeks ago by my husband).
i gain confidence with every new thing i successfully make for myself…and it’s addictive! i want to keep it up. it might be that maternity sewing is more like kid sewing – sort of temporary since i’m “still growing” and i feel more free to mess around, maybe? 🙂