I need your help. I’m going to try to make my daughter some maternity clothes. Sounds simple enough by itself.
Much of what she tried on today was either way too small – are all pregnant women these days petite or size 0? – or even with the little tummy pad they have in the changing room shows there will nto be enough room in the tummy when she gets into her last trimester. We got her a few things for the immediate need, however it seems insane to pay exorbitant prices for something they’ll wear only four or five months.
I’d also like to try making her a maternity bathing suit as she’s going to be going through the hot summer months with this pregnancy.
Where I’d like your help is suggestions or recommendations for patterns. If you’ve sewn maternity clothes, which patterns do you find the best? Are there even any maternity swimsuit patterns?
One of my readers also already suggested going to the thrift store for maternity pants that have the gusset still in good condition, tear it out and reuse it. She prefers the pants that have the wide, even band of knit around the top of the pant, not the semi-circle gusset. Maybe we can find some of those at the thrift store as well, but I wouldn’t mind just buying her new panels to insert.
Any advice you have will be most welcome.