maternity patterns

So since the world of off the rack maternity clothes is either out of season for Hawaii or out of price range for my wallet I have decided to make some pieces.

I raided my pattern collection {something i ♥ doing} and pulled several that will work.
I have a few actual maternity patterns.
Oddly enough they are all vintage patterns.
I do have plans to sew a couple of Megan Nielsen’s maternity patterns later on down the road.
The rest of the patterns are just normal patterns that I can make minor adjustments to and make them work for my baby bump.

Apologies for the excessive photos.
Proceed with caution.

Wiksten Tank Dress
{i actually already have this sewn up! i’ll share later this week}

Simplicity 9427
I’ll probably make version 3 and belt it.

McCall’s 5921

Simplicity 8125
This actually isn’t a maternity pattern but I think with some minor adjustments it could work.

Simplicity 6672
Again, not maternity but could easily make it work.
{tell me that anytime someone says “make it work” you hear it in Tim Gunn’s voice}

New Look 6871

McCall’s 6265

Simplicity 3778

McCall’s 6031

McCall’s 5388

Vogue 8380

Butterick 5495

Simplicity 2147

I also pulled one of my Japanese pattern books.
This is Stylish Dress Book and it’s full of nice drapey/roomy dresses and tunics.

Yes, I totally realize that’s a lot.
I don’t foresee myself sewing 14 garments before this baby is due because I have lots of other responsibilities like parenting Army Brats and puking.
Ok, puking is not a responsibility but it feels like one with the regularity that it happens.
So I’ll pull from  this stack of patterns as inspiration and fabric availability hits.
I’ll update you on my progress!

  1 comment for “maternity patterns

  1. 02.10.2012 at 02:02

    I can’t wait to see which ones you make and them one you!!! So fun. Congrats on Brat #3!!!

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