I've been up a creek about maternity clothes. Until now, I've been able to wiggle by with bigger sizes and forgiving cuts. But well into my third trimester, maternity clothes are a must. My biggest complaint: there aren't any cute maternity clothes and the semi-cute ones are ridiculously expensive. Basics aren't really a problem: Gap, Old Navy, and ASOS have that covered. I've shopped some at Rosie Pope but find the fit off (and the price high). I do LOVE More of Me Maternity ... but she is still on hiatus (PLEASE COME BACK SOOOOON!!!). If you know of any maternity-musts, pretty please share!!!
One of my favorite summertime staples: Lilly shorts!!! So I decided to go Martha Stewart on three pairs of Lilly shorts to help me build my summertime-third-trimester-wardrobe. I traced my oh-so-comfy Old Navy maternity jeans on each pair of shorts. For the two pair on the left, I used microfiber tank tops and cut off about half the tank. For the pair on the right, I used the belly band. The tanks are cheaper, but both worked just the same. The hardest part was stretching the microfiber fabric to match the cotton shorts --- I used the back of a chair and pinned away. I was shocked that each pair took less than 15 minutes. So dish: any other beginner sewing tricks to help make it through the last trimester?!? Don't forget to dish if you know of any super cute maternity lines!!! Xoxo-BLC