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post #1 of 19
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I finally decided what to wear for labor/birth. I made a birthing skirt!

 

I posted the details to my blog. Click here to read about it.

 

birthing_skirt1.jpg

 

BTW, this is me at 34 weeks... my first belly pic!  belly.gif

post #2 of 19

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Edited by Alenushka - 7/1/11 at 1:42pm
post #3 of 19

I like it! And cute belly picture!!

 

 

post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by mamamerle View Post

I finally decided what to wear for labor/birth. I made a birthing skirt!

BTW, this is me at 34 weeks... my first belly pic!  belly.gif


Cute skirt & belly!

 


 

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Originally Posted by Alenushka View Post

We now need special birthing clothes?


Well, no, no one NEEDS them... but if it makes you feel better, then they are essential! I hate hospital gowns, and since I'm having a hosp. birth with midwives, I made one I like :)

 

post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by Alenushka View Post

We now need special birthing clothes?



That's kind of a snarky thing to say...  She was just sharing something she made.  I think it's adorable.  And who are you to say that she can't have something special to wear for birthing?  It is a very special occasion after all.

post #6 of 19

I love it! I started mine today as well. Should be done by tomorrow. It's so nice to have something I feel good in to wear while in labor. Good job mama!

post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 

Thank you ladies! I've been wearing it since I finished it and it's very comfortable. love.gif

 

Alenushka, feel free to wear whatever you like or nothing at all if that is your preference. Had you read my blog post, you might have learned I will be having a hospital birth with a midwife. I'm not too fond of the hospital gowns and wanted something comfortable to wear when I leave my home and travel to the hospital. This is my last birth... I wanted something nice. M'kay?

 

Also, I thought it would be nice to share with the group in case they were looking for something similar.

post #8 of 19

DDCC-

I love it!!!! I am sooo going to make one now!!!!

a few questions because I am a novice sewer....

I can use t-shirt material for comfort and what did you use for the top to tie it and how did you attach it?

def want it all to be stretchy and comfy as yours looks...I have some stretch stitches on my sewing machine that I have never used, but looks like a good time to try!

post #9 of 19

I think it's cute and I wish I was crafty enough to sew one!  I had a doula client once who sewed a cute skirt to wear---just like a Binsi, but out of swimsuit fabric---and it was great in the birth pool.  

Again, darn my lack of sewing skills!  

post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by saoirse2007 View Post

I can use t-shirt material for comfort and what did you use for the top to tie it and how did you attach it?

def want it all to be stretchy and comfy as yours looks...I have some stretch stitches on my sewing machine that I have never used, but looks like a good time to try!


Click the link in the original post for my blog post. You will see the basic wrap skirt pattern. I serged the skirt panels and one side of the waistband. The rest was just a regular stitch. The skirt is rib knit and the waistband is quilting cotton. I hope that helps!

post #11 of 19

Janie, I think it's a wonderful skirt.  Looks comfy!  And I'm always pleased to see mamas making their own stuff rather than forking over the big bucks (especially when they turn out so nicely).  Thanks for sharing the link, and if you make any more crafty stuff, or even if you want to cross post this, you should add it to the DDC's crafty thread:

http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1303872/crafty-mamas-what-have-you-been-making 

 

It's really a pretty nifty skirt, and then folks going through the crafty thread can refer back to it as an idea.

post #12 of 19

I LOVE it!  I'm not crafty at all (read: can't sew a button on a shirt), but I won a Binsi skirt from a blog giveaway and I am so excited about it! 

post #13 of 19

It's lovely!   Really wish I had a sewing machine.  I seriously need to refine my crafty skills!

post #14 of 19
Very nice! I ended up buying a gown since I can't sew - I absolutely HATE the hospital gowns and they don't cover yer rear end up.
post #15 of 19
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Click the link in the original post for my blog post. You will see the basic wrap skirt pattern. I serged the skirt panels and one side of the waistband. The rest was just a regular stitch. The skirt is rib knit and the waistband is quilting cotton. I hope that helps!



rib knit=t-shirt material???

I am going to keep my eyes out for a t-shirt sheet at the second hand store...I wonder if I can just cut it all out of one sheet and make long tails for the tying and no sewing will even be needed,,,,,naaw, that would be way to easy

 

post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 
Rib knit... Think tank top material. I bet jersey knit sheets would work just as well. Good idea!
post #17 of 19
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We now need special birthing clothes?



Alenushka, your comment is inappropriate. Please edit to avoid a warning and risk losing your posting privileges. 

post #18 of 19

great job... super cute and i betcha you'll be super comfortable in it too!  I ordered a labor dress, which is super sad since i can sew... i just didnt have the nesting urge to do it!!  But anything is better than the hospital gown and all those buttons!!!

 

post #19 of 19

Old Navy has similar skirts. They are not wrap. They are just knee-length knit skirts with a very wide waist band - like a maternity skirt. I don't know how much they normally retail for, but I found a few in the clearance section last week. Got myself one for 0.97 cents. :-)

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