comfy DIY maternity skirts

Hey, all!! If you missed the post on Saturday, I’m excited to announce a really fun series called Belly+Baby I’m doing with my fabulous bloggy pals Kate and Shauna, of See Kate Sew, and Shwin & Shwin! We’ll each be posting a maternity/baby related project every Monday for the month of September! Oh, and Happy “Labor” day to the American readers…we all had a chuckle when we realized the day we were starting the series on! The name fits in well with the theme, huh?

 So my first project some of you may have seen already via Instagram! The other week I woefully looked into my closet and decided I didn’t have *any maternity skirts.
So I grabbed some knit from my stash and whipped some up. 

These skirts are seriously so fast to make, I think I finished all three in about 2 hours. I only hemmed one of them, since knit doesn’t fray! 
For the pink, yellow, & grey skirt, and orange and blue skirt, I used this tutorial
….and for the blue striped maxi, this tutorial (which I’m hoping fits afterwards since it’s really cute-maybe pulled up as a dress like she shows in the tutorial?) 
So there ya go. I finally remembered I know how to sew and did something about not having “any” maternity skirts. 
*any meaning none I wanted to wear, of course. 
See ya next week for belly or baby….it’s a mystery…..
Make sure to check out Shauna and Kate’s belly+baby projects! Click on the photos below to hop over to their lovely blogs!


  1. You are so cute! How far along are you in these pics?

  2. So cute! where did you find the knit fabric? I love the prints!

  3. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 1 post on Sep. 03, 2012. Thanks again.

  4. How cute are you Jess?!! Just the fact that you added a belt above your baby belly – that just makes me smile. You look awesome! Cute skirts 🙂

  5. Love the skirts! I wish I had lovely knits like that just sitting in my stash. =)
    I love the outfit you put together with the grey/pink/yellow skirt. So cute!

  6. Where did you find such cute knit? I always have a problem finding anything, but stripes! So cute.

  7. You look so stinkin’ cute! The skirts are adorable, too. It almost makes me want another one… ok- I wouldn’t go that far! I am tired!!! 🙂

    I especially love the orange and blue floral knit! Awesome fabrics!!!

  8. You gotta new follower out of me! I am really excited about this Baby+Belly series. You, Kate, and Shauna will not disappoint! Love these skirts…you look SO CUTE in all those outfits!

  9. You look so adorable! Thank you so much for doing a pregnancy outfit post!! I can’t wait to go whip up one of this adorable dresses!

  10. Ooo, I love them all but especially that last one!

  11. where do you get such cheerful knits? [email protected]

  12. Thanks much! I figure if nothing else, I can live in skirts during my pregnancy, so I want to get on making a few.

  13. I’m so excited about this series! Perfect timing 🙂

  14. Wonderful knits. I would also like to know here you found them. [email protected] thanks!

  15. SO cute! Can you give me some tips on sewing with knits? I really struggle when it comes to sewing “stretchy stuff”. 🙂 thanks!

  16. I’d also like to know where you found the fabric! [email protected]

  17. You are so stinking adorable Jess.

  18. Hahaha! I just read my previous comment. Well, I am eating my words. I am going to try to make some now, since they are necessary. 😉

  19. These are really lovely! Maternity wear is so expensive and usually so dull. Can’t wait to get started! Need to repeat the question – where does everyone get their cute knit fabric???

  20. wow its lovely dress. i will definitely make it

  21. These skirts look adorable! I love the fabric too. Our store just doesn’t have anything close to these, so I took the plunge and ordered some from Girl Charlee. I’m a little nervous but excited to get them and try these tutorial outs. Thanks for sharing!


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