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!

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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.

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

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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.

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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. ;)

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Comments


  • 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 :)

    http://cashmerette.blogspot.com/2014/06/Moneta-maternity-maxi.html

  • 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.
    Cennetta

    • 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!