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Maternity Pencil Skirt

Added Mar 13, 2011

by Geeky Seamst...

County Durham, O...






Over at my blog at the moment I’m in the middle of a bit of a crusade which I’m calling Project Maternity.
Same old story boy meets girl, girl gets pregnant, girl almost kills herself when she sees what passess as maternity wear, girl realises that maternity alterations aren’t brain surgery, girl sets herself almost insurmountable task of making/thrifting/upcycling her way through her pregnancy…. anyhow this is a modification on a Burdastyle magazine pattern from January 2011.
I’ve recently bought an overlocker which was a great help with working with the stretch jersey that I’ve substituted in instead of the interfaced yoke/waistband fabric… I also redrafted the waistline to give me more … err.. coverage… as bump gets bigger…

I will upload real life pictures when I wear it but my dressform doesn’t need to put make-up on

I will also upload my maternity alteration technique sometime soon

Material Notes

The fabric is Micheal Miller Ta-Dot… it was expensive but worth it! SOOO easy to work with and it’s COMPLETELY going to get comments!



Related Techniques


Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Business, Geek
Cotton, Knits/Jersey

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    Jun 22, 2011, 01.54 PMby junespoon

    such a good pattern for maternity alterations! – i have just realised that i’ll have to get started on collecting up some patterns for work clothes. I’ll definitely be doing something similar!

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      Jun 22, 2011, 06.41 PMby Geeky Seamstress

      yep, you want to be looking for yoked skirts (as above) wrap dresses/tops, empire line dresses/tops or anything you can make in jersey. All are really good/easy to mod into Maternity wear. Elastic is your friend. Really good Maternity resource here and here good luck :-)

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      Jun 23, 2011, 08.13 AMby junespoon

      You’re a star – thanks a million for the advice and the links!!

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    Mar 14, 2011, 07.58 PMby Geeky Seamstress

    wow, thanks, haha because the news feed is broken I thought no one was interested in my skirt :-) now I’m happy!! I’ve uploaded a picture of my modified skirt panels but there’s clearer pictures of what I did here and the finshed pattern pieces here

    I’ll be putting up a technique on here and duing a tutorial on my blog on the next couple of days.

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    Mar 14, 2011, 05.06 PMby monibug

    wow…I am currently trying to prepare for the bump that I will have soon and I have been collecting patterns….thank you for the great idea..I would like to know how you did this

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    Mar 14, 2011, 12.39 PMby peaches2218

    What a brilliant idea. This particular pattern is a perfect choice for maternity alterations.

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    Mar 13, 2011, 07.57 PMby in-stockholm

    That is a great looking skirt! I’m totally with you on the “girl kills herself when she sees what passess as maternity wear”! lol I made a few tops but didn’t venture into skirts and trousers. Good luck with the rest of your maternity wardrobe!

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