Thursday, July 31, 2008

maternity jeans

I have been needing maternity pants and jeans and am having a hard time finding some, mostly because I don't want to pay upwards of $35 for something that I'm going to wear for maybe 3 more months. Maybe longer, but depends on how early it gets cold and I need to switch to long pants vs. capris. So today I cut the waistband off a pair of linen capris that I've been wearing with the zipper half way undone and the drawstring tied, and then I sewed a stretchy band of fabric around the top. It worked, and I like them! So I decided to head to the shiny new Goodwill and see if I could find another pair of pants to cut up. I ended up with ultra low rise Old Navy capris, $6.99, and a size small black cotton lycra t-shirt, $3.50. Look what I did:



This is my version of that new (to me at least, last time I was pregnant was 2004) style with the "secret fit panel", and they're pretty comfortable. They're also staying up pretty well. It would be better if I'd found jeans that were not ultra low rise to begin with but this will work, for now. I still need to serge around the edges so the denim doesn't fray, and also patch that oh-so fashionable hole on the left thigh, but they're really cool, and they went together really fast.

4 comments:

micki said...

nice! I may have to do this. I'm having to buy all new clothes this time...and it's my last so I don't want to spend a ton of money,

Jo Gram said...

Gosh, they sure did! We were just on the phone a couple of hours ago and you hadn't started. All done, with pictures and everything - you're my sewing goddess hero!

tantehilde said...

Just what I needed! i don't want to spend money on maternity-clothes either, so thanks for the inspiration, I have some pairs of jeans left that i wont be wearing anymore! just great!

Jen said...

found you from googling basting a quilt. sheer genius!