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Even though loose maternity clothes are SO comfortable, I got a little tired of feeling bigger than I am. A year or two ago I won four of Megan Nielsen’s maternity patterns, so I reworked the Ruched Maternity skirt into a maxi skirt for winter. I really love this basic pattern (I also made a knee length one that I love!), and I really love this basic maxi skirt!
Ruched Maternity Maxi Skirt

To make this skirt, I lengthened the pattern by 20″ without adding any width and then adding a center back seam. I wouldn’t be able to walk in something that tight, so I added a triangle piece on the bias in the center back seam. I also skipped the elastic on the side seams. This makes the skirt fitted and flattering with the width for movement.

Ruched Maternity Maxi Skirt
Ruched Maternity Maxi Skirt

I cut my hair off! I cut my hair off every two or three years and then grow it out, so this isn’t shocking to me at all. So far, I love my new hair! I’ve only washed it once and let it air dry. I’m excited to play with it and see what else I can do with it. I did keep my hair to donate; I just need to remember to mail it in. I haven’t measured it, but it’s probably a foot long!

Ruched Maternity Maxi Skirt


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Author: Heather