Thursday, March 18, 2010

Sewing project

I saw this idea on another blog, and thought I'd give it a try. The idea is to make cheap maternity shirts with clearance shirts you find (or Goodwill shirts, Salvation Army shirts, just cheap shirts!). I found 3 shirts I liked and bought them 2 sizes too big. This is important so you have room to grow!


Then you sew elastic on each of the side seams. The more you stretch the elastic, the more the sides will bunch. This is personal preference. I don't think any of the 6 seams I sewed ended up exactly alike.

But then, I am not a professional, nor did I feel the need to use silly things like pins to help myself out.

I am an eye-ball-it kind of sewer, at least for now.

Then, you get a finished product: a nice shirt that will grow with you without spending a ton of money!!

Here are my three shirts. Normally, I'm not a bright-color-wearer, but when perusing clearance, you can't be choosy. And, they're actually really cute anyway :)

And, to answer the inevitable question, no, I am not pregnant, but I hope to be soon. Doesn't hurt to get an early start on preparations, right? :)

5 comments:

Heather said...

Great idea!!!

Mom said...

Doesn't hurt a bit! And....they're adorable!!
Can't wait! Love, Mom

Christine said...

Cute!

Our Four Kids said...

Great idea! I hope you get to use them soon!

hylytylr said...

I'm glad you gave that disclaimer at the end, because I was just about to comment, "Oh! I didn't know you were expecting! Congratulations!"

I guess I'll save that for later.

Those shirts are super cute, I'll have to keep that in mind for when I get pregnant. :)