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11.15.2015

Me Made: Gold Velvet Maternity Pencil Skirt

I was inspired by some fellow bloggers to sew a few holiday items this year. I have some black non-stretch velvet that I wanted to make into a pencil skirt, but I can't really wear non-stretchy right now. I was really caught up on stretch velvet, so I decided to just go BOLD. I picked gold stretch velvet. Gold can work for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and any work or church parties. I really love the color, and the fabric is so warm.
I'm sharing a fantastic list of handstitch hems over at Craftsy with some handstitching tutorials. I used the list to choose the perfect handstitch hem for this skirt. I found that there's a great handstitch for stretch fabric. It's takes longer than the regular twin needle hem, but it really looks nice. It's basically invisble! I didn't mind handstitching when I'm watching a show with my husband. Stretch velvet is a tad transparent so I lined the skirt with a brown cotton spandex jersey.
I love the fit of the Erin Maternity Skirt pattern, and I want to make more. I like having fitted clothing when I'm pregnant so that I don't feel so tent-like. This skirt is very comfortable and will stretch through my whole pregnancy.
I really can't wait to wear this skirt for dressy Christmas events! It's so fantastic, and I LOVE the gold velvet fabric.
Heather

7 comments:

  1. Looks beautiful with the navy too. Fab maternity style so true you don't want to feel like a tent haha!

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  2. No way!! You just look AMAZING! When they were talking about pregnancy glow and stuff they were talking about you. I just got the big nose and the fat ankles. Love the skirt!

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  3. You look gorgeous! Great job!

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  4. this is awesome! Great choice!

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  5. You look amazing heather! You make pregnant look good! Congrats on your baby😘

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  6. That was an inspired fabric choice. Suits you all the way up and down.

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