Originally Posted by willemsmamma
My3babes, can you give some hints on making/converting maternity clothes?We really don't have the $ this time around, even for a thrift store wardrobe... and I go through all the sizes: small, med, large, and yes, extra large.
I have been sewing clothing/diapers for almost 4 years so I find patterns fairly easy to follow and make all the shirts from patterns.. Or I convert my favorite t-shirt pattenrs into maternity patterns by making the front longer.
FOr the pants.. I put them on mark where I want the 3" elastic band to start and I mark all the way around.. Cut off the jeans/skirt/pants there... and then I sew down any loose ends, like pockets, fly openings... etc.. and then cut my 3" elastic and put it in a cotton knit material I sew on for a waistband just like under the belly from the store