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I did make some maternity shirts for myself this pregnancy! I never mentioned it here on my blog, but this pregnancy had some complications I didn’t have with Henry. I wasn’t expected to make it to full-term, so I hardly did any maternity sewing because I didn’t know how long I’d be pregnant. Well, when I got to 36 six weeks (yay!), I was so tired of my extremely small maternity wardrobe that I just busted out three shirts in a couple of days. Since I made them at the end, maybe they’ll still look nice for the next pregnancy!
I made two shirts using Megan Nielsen’s ruched maternity tshirts sewing pattern. This first one I used purple and ivory knit scraps and lace.
DIY Maternity Shirts
I’ve never made a peter pan collar because I never felt it was my style. It was too feminine for me or something. Well, since I color blocked the purple sleeves and since it’s a knit shirt, I feel like the feminine style is balanced with my usual casual style. I really love the lace detail on the collar too. I love this shirt so much I wore it two days in a row! (Don’t tell anybody.)
DIY Maternity Shirts
I really like the fit of of this shirt. It’s perfect for a growing belly!
DIY Maternity Shirts
The other maternity shirt I made was a basic teal top. I didn’t change the pattern at all except that I added a neckband instead of hemming it. I needed something versatile to go with the other items I have.
DIY Maternity Shirts
I also made this knit maternity pencil skirt. I think it was originally a shirt? My sister got it on sale somewhere and altered it a little then gave it to me. I just added some elastic to the waistband for a fun new skirt! Isn’t the pattern so cool?
DIY Maternity Shirts
I was getting really tired of feeling like I was wearing tents so this shirt and skirt were perfect to help me feel cute again!
DIY Maternity Shirts
The last shirt I made I used Melissa Esplin’s DIY reversible maternity shirt refashion. I’ve had my eye on this refashion since Melissa first did it, and I finally put it to use. I LOVE the idea of using it for maternity and then flipping it around for nursing!
DIY Maternity Shirts
I used a basic blue button up shirt my husband got rid of. I took in the sides to make it a little more fitted. Then I added a geometric navy blue scarf to the front that my sister got me in Russia. I sewed it in on the bias and then trimmed off one corner which I used to finish the edge of the neckline.
DIY Maternity Shirts

It was actually pretty easy to do, and hopefully it works well for nursing. I’m glad I finally found a use for this scarf. It was too stiff to wear nicely as a scarf, and I really wanted to use it or wear it.

DIY Maternity Shirts
I’ve got an awesome blooper for you! Henry was playing with stickers on the couch, and I didn’t realize one got on my pants before my photoshoot. It’s awesome living with kids!
DIY Maternity Shirts

Author: Heather