Maternity Pants!

Yes, there comes a day when maternity pants are a must.  That day has looong since arrived with this baby!  It is truly amazing how quickly a third baby pops out.  I have a mega problem with maternity pants – they are always too big.  Even in the third trimester.  Because maternity pants are made with the theory that your butt grows.  It doesn’t work that way for me, so I decided to make my own and solve the problem!

I had originally purchased these pants on a thrifting expedition, long before I was pregnant.  When I brought them home, though, I was so disappointed to find out that they fit perfectly, except for the fact that I couldn’t button them – yikes!  So as maternity pants, they work really well.
Here you can see the panel – I like the under the belly panels. (And hello, 18 week belly!  You are mighty large.)

By just cutting off the top of the pants, adding a jersey panel with 1 1/2 inch elastic, serging it onto the top of the pants, I have brand new maternity pants!  Yay for looking cute (and being comfy) while being ginormous!

(With the next pair I make, I’ll do a full tutorial.  I wanted to make sure these were actually wearable first!)

EDIT: The tutorial is up, and you can find it here!

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  1. What a beautiful tummy!!! Love the maternity-pants idea… to bad I started with sewing only after my baby was born ;)


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