Monday, July 7, 2014

Yellow + white ponte maternity skirt

All the maternity skirts currently available for sale fall into three categories: black/navy/gray, denim or striped maxi. If you want any type of bright color or pattern, you are out of luck. Or, if you know how to sew, you make your own!


It was pretty much love at first site when I spotted this Theory yellow striped ponte at Mood Fabrics. It's yellow, is a ponte knit which is the perfect weight fabric for a skirt, and it's visually interesting with the stripes. I paired it with Burda 7023, labeled "super easy", and that was no lie. It only has two pieces, a little gathering, some elastic in the back, and a hem. This fabric stitched together beautifully and I had no problems matching the stripes along the side back seams.


This is another great Burda pattern with plenty of room for a growing bump. I can see this skirt fitting until the very end.


At the back I used 1.5" elastic and stitched it down along the the top on the inside and the bottom on the outside of the skirt fabric.


And that's pretty much it! If I can find more cute ponte knits I'll whip this skirt up again. I also may have purchased a few more yards of this yellow stripe for a dress for my more permanent non-maternity wardrobe, but don't hold your breath to see it anytime soon. ;)

32 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I missed your earlier post. Mega congratulations!

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  2. Just MARVELOUS!!!! Love the skirt! Congratulations, Amanda! God Bless you and your family!

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  3. I love the ruching of the skirt and the fabric.

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  4. Fun skirt, and you can wear it with so many things!

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  5. Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing all that you get finished before the next one arrives.

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    1. Thanks Amy! Boys 1 and 2 are both off to school next year and for the first time in years I won't be homeschooling anyone. I am hoping to be productive even after the baby arrives. Maybe he'll be a terrific napper like boy #2 was. Fingers crossed!

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  6. Congratulations! I'm so excited for you and happy to see your post!! Hurray!! I love your outfit -- great job!

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  7. That is a great colour, fantastic for a maternity skirt. It looks like the perfect amount of ruching around your bump, very streamlined but still enough room

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    1. Thank you Kristy! Yes, these Burda patterns have been great for the perfect amount of belly room they provide.

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  8. I was just thinking of you yesterday, wondering how life is treating you... apparently you're doing very well! Congratulations! You look wonderful, that is a fantastic fabric for a skirt!

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    1. Thanks Kristine! Having kids that are school age and involved in various activities definitely keeps me on my toes. We're so very busy these days, but I love it.

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  9. After your last posting, I rummaged fondly through my now-24-year-old stash of maternity patterns. Among them were a few that my own dear Ma used, in the late 50s and early 60s. Skirt and pant patterns then had a feature that is either appalling or amusing: a cut-out for one's belly. No support, no coverage, just a great big ol' semi-circle for your baby belly, with string ties to pull shut over the top to hold the thing up. You wore a smock over the top, and I guess you just prayed that it was long enough to cover you. How nice to live in a time of stretch fabrics!

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    1. Lol Lynn! I saw some of those patterns for sale on Etsy. Weird but I guess necessary without stretch fabrics. Thanks for your comment.

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  10. You look so cool and pretty in white and yellow color combo. That skirt looks like a winner. It could be made is so many different fabrics. I remember sewing my maternity clothes. It was back when woman professionals wore dresses and suits. I loved being pregnant and wearing the dresses and suits I sewed while thinking about the coming baby.

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    1. Thanks Audrey! I enjoyed dressing up when I was employed in an office, and sometimes really miss it. Never had to do that while pregnant, though. I'm sure your wardrobe was tons better then what was available for sale at the time.

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  11. Woah! I've been on vacation and clearly missed something. Congratulations! I love your skirt.

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  12. Amanda, I wanted to say thank you for the thoughtful comment you left about the loss of my friend. You are very kind
    Your outfit is so cute. I love the yellow stripes of the skirt. I'm sure you are happy to be able to sew your maternity wardrobe as there isn't much available in RTW, I imagine.

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    1. Thanks Diana! I was more motivated to sew maternity before I discovered all the maternity styles on ebay that are selling for CHEAP, but I'm still trying to force myself to use some of the pattens I purchased.

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  13. You look AMAZING! Great maternity skirt. I wish I was as styling during my pregnancy with Nilah as you are now.

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    1. Thanks so much Susan! I still have MONTHS to go. I always get humongous, but probably won't make many appearances here when I do. ;)

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