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. 😉