Maternity Sewing

If you watched the Golden Globes on Sunday, you may have noticed the glowing pregnant beauties walking the red carpet. Kerry Washington sported a beautiful cream gown by Balenciaga and called her bump her “little accessory.”

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The lovely Olivia Wilde dressed her bump in a glittering Gucci gown.

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And then there was Drew Barrymore, in a dimensional flower-encrusted high-low frock by Monique Lhuillier. I wasn’t crazy about it personally, but she’s the one walking the red carpet, so who am I to say boo?

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Kudos to all of these gorgeous expectant mothers looking fabulous! As an expectant mother myself, this got me thinking about those of us without stylists and couture designers at our beck and call.

Maternity wear has come leaps and bounds in the last few years, and the trend has tended toward bump-hugging knits rather than draped tops that attempt to conceal the basketball under your shirt and end up enhancing it instead.

For sewists, this little slice of time where none of our clothes fit is a great opportunity for some wardrobe revamping (if you have the energy for it). There’s no need to go out and buy expensive maternity clothes you’ll wear a few times and then store away. Whip something up. Knits don’t require seam finishes, and if you’re wary of stitching the stretchy fabric, check out these tips HERE and HERE.

I’ve been able to get away with long knit tops and a button extender until now but that won’t last long. So, along with some of you, I’ll be checking out these great maternity-wear tutorials!

Very Shannon: Maternity Sewing Tutorials Roundup

Vicki Arnold: 54 Free Sewing Tutorials for Maternity

Sew Like My Mom: DIY Maternity Clothes (convert regular pants and a tank into maternity wear!)

DIY Maternity: Tutorials (from scratch and makeover)

Best of luck and congratulations!!

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4 Responses to Maternity Sewing

  1. Roberta says:

    I liked Drew’s the best, too. It was fresh and stylish, light and airy, with interesting color and motif. The train was a little silly, but it is the red carpet.

  2. Shannon says:

    Thanks for the link luv!!!

  3. Cherita Md says:

    Now see of the 3 outfits shown I love Drew’s the most! :-) Very fem & whimsical.

  4. Vicki Arnold says:

    I love how many women are embracing pregnancy. It really is a beautiful time! Thank you for sharing the link to my post!