A Comfy Knit Skirt For This Preggo Girl

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! I may have purchased a few more yards for a dress for my more permanent non-maternity wardrobe, but don’t hold your breath to see it anytime soon. 😉



  • Jenny
    July 7, 2014

    This is lovely! I just made my pregnant friend a Moneta dress adapted to be a maternity maxi. I raised the waistline a bit so it would be above her bump, and then lengthened the skirt down to the ground. She really likes it 🙂


  • Ginger
    July 7, 2014

    This is so cute! Isn’t it nice to be able to sew and wear clothes that really suit you? You always look so nice in yellow- great choice!

  • Sarah Gunn
    July 7, 2014

    Comfort is key for a pregnant woman in the summer, but you can look cute too and you do! Having sewn this fabric I can attest to its perfection. Very nice 🙂

    • Amanda S.
      July 7, 2014

      Thanks Sarah! I’m all about the stretchy this time around and got rid of a bunch of cotton blouses from previous pregnancies that needed ironing. You and I always seem to go for the same fabrics – so funny!

  • Jinni
    July 8, 2014

    Knit pencil skirts are my favorite. Comfortable but still classy. If I had one suggestion: have you considered doubling the fabric in the back? I find that even with a thick ponte knit that panty lines still show, and I’m no fan of butt floss, so I usually underline the whole thing with more knit.

    • Amanda S.
      July 9, 2014

      Hey, Jinni, that’s actually my tank top tucked into my skirt so you can see the top of it without me exposing any skin. I always wear seamless panties because I too do not like underwear of the floss variety. This fabric is substantial enough to not need to be lined, and the regular way I style it – with the tank and blouse over the top – does not show any panty lines. Usually I put my garments on a dressform to show the details but currently my dressform isn’t shaped like me. Thanks for your comment!

  • Lori
    July 10, 2014

    Very cute skirt and the gathers on the side will make it perfect for the entire pregnancy. You look great.

  • Fiona
    July 13, 2014

    Gorgeous Amanda, I love the sunshine yellow on your for summer and it looks like you’ll get a lot of wear out it over the next few weeks!

    • Amanda S.
      July 16, 2014

      I WISH it were only weeks that I’ve left to wear maternity clothing, lol. Thanks Fiona!

  • Cennetta
    July 14, 2014

    Hi Amanda,
    Cute mommie skirt. You look cool and comfortable. That is a plus for any expecting lady.

    • Amanda S.
      July 16, 2014

      Thank you Cenetta, staying cool is not too easy now that I have an extra furnace inside me. 😉

  • Amy
    July 16, 2014

    I’ve seen this fabric made into quite a few lovely pieces, but I have to say this maternity skirt is just perfect! I wish I’d made something like that… Enjoy it!

  • Sew Busy Lizzy
    July 19, 2014

    I love this colour and fabric, it really looks fabulous. I’ve got several knit skirts and adore them. This looks so comfortable!