Sunday, 13 April 2014

Megan Nielsen, you saved me!

There's not much more to say: Megan Nielsen's Ruched Maternity Skirt really saved my maternity wardrobe. I've only made two so far, the houndstooth version and this black version, and I have been relying on these two skirts in so many occasions, and they always make me feel well-dressed. I'm really going to miss these skirt post-pregnancy! 

The houndstooth version might soon be a little too tight over the belly, but I might have more fabric to make another one. When I made the black version I graded out one size on the front piece around the belly and hip area to accommodate for a growing belly (week 26 now!). That was a success! It still has a lot of stretch to grow in.

I have started to think of my post-pregnancy and nursing wardrobe. I have to admit that I'm not a huge fan of the classic nursing tops, so I'm trying to figure out the alternatives. Not knowing how my body will look like afterwards, it's difficult to plan anything, but one idea is using shirts like Gertie's B5895 shirt on top of a regular nursing tank top. Another idea is Made by Rae's converted Washi top with a bow covering a zipper in the front of the bodice. Any other ideas?