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Hot Red Melissa Skirt - Maternity Version!

Added Feb 26, 2010

by m1khaela

Brooklyn, New Yo...






This is the BurdaStyle “Melissa” High-Waisted Knit Skirt. I modified for maternity (I’m 25 weeks pregnant) by adding center front and back side seams for easier adjustment and making a larger size than I normally would (I would have made a 38 or 40 pre-pregnancy but I made the 42). Once I tried it on I realized it was sagging in the back, so I took in the excess at my handy center back seam as a dart—about 6" wide and 9" deep. Fits perfectly and I love it—great as a work basic or for casual wear.

Material Notes

Red cotton-lycra knit jersey, pretty heavyweight, $6/yard from Western Fabrics in NYC. I used maybe a yard or a bit more. I just ironed it but this stuff likes to wrinkle! But I wasn’t about to make a wool jersey skirt with spring around the corner.




Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Vintage
Cotton, Knits/Jersey

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    Apr 14, 2012, 12.24 PMby franciesca

    Supercute Mom-dress! ::and I have the same shoes!!!

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    Aug 11, 2011, 09.08 AMby monikapullerits

    Love the whole combo! Well done with necklace and shoes! And pic behind you is very cute! :)

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    Jun 19, 2010, 06.41 PMby mad4fabric

    wow, i love the combination of red with the stripes

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    Mar 16, 2010, 05.24 PMby nglalala

    Wow~! You look great! Love the whole outfit!

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    Mar 1, 2010, 08.36 PMby m1khaela

    Wow, thanks everyone! I’m wearing it to work today (with a somewhat more demure top and cardigan) and am very pleased!

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    Mar 1, 2010, 03.45 AMby fabricaddict

    that looks wonderful! congrats and good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!

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    Feb 28, 2010, 01.09 PMby nelia

    That skirt is really great! I´m week 26 and I would love to have it. I think pencil skirts look very nice with such a belly

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    Feb 28, 2010, 08.59 AMby tangerinetea

    I feel exactly the same about horizontal stripes.. I love them waaay too much to give them up! Fantastic job on the skirt and congratulations.

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    Feb 27, 2010, 10.18 PMby Peter Lappin

    Mikhaela, you look fantastic in this, and I love the striped top with it too!

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    Feb 27, 2010, 09.55 PMby missymay

    so cute! and how cute is that picture in the background of you and (I’m guessing) daddy-to-be!

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      Feb 27, 2010, 10.05 PMby m1khaela

      yes, that’s daddy-to-be! the painting was a wedding gift from an artist friend (we are both cartoonists).

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      Feb 28, 2010, 07.46 PMby missymay

      What an awesome job! x

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    Feb 27, 2010, 09.04 PMby wzrdreams

    Fabulous modification! You look great in red.

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    Feb 27, 2010, 06.27 PMby Aldana Peluso

    great job, i dislike the lines, it make you look too wide (any person looks wide with that sort of lines, more if that person is pregnant) but is a great great job. congratulations mom!

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      Feb 27, 2010, 10.04 PMby m1khaela

      Oh, I know what you mean, but I will always wear horizontal stripes whatever effect they might have, I love them too much. And I AM wide—25 weeks along, my belly is huge, and I don’t mind that it shows.

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    Feb 27, 2010, 09.22 AMby nikkishell

    Oh WOW! you did a wonderful job :)

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    Feb 27, 2010, 06.41 AMby gedwoods

    Great job!

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    Feb 27, 2010, 03.18 AMby veryprairie

    Fantastic skirt, outfit, and bump! You fit your curves beautifully.

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    Feb 27, 2010, 02.41 AMby scheryka

    Hot momma! I like this. You done a good job.

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    Feb 27, 2010, 02.07 AMby jasmine77

    Well Done with your altering..Looks lovely. I love the red

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