It's not getting any cooler and this belly is not getting any smaller, which means it was time to make mama a maternity skirt...
I'm halfway there - 4.5 months pregnant and finally feeling baby move. Meanwhile, temps in South Carolina are hitting 100 degrees day after day after day. Skirts and dresses and swim playdates are all on my agenda this week!
My skirt is crafted from Birch organic double gauze in Flight Shroom and Solid Shroom from Fabricworm. I've followed the Flirting the Issue skirt pattern, for which I hosted a sew-along in 2014.
The waistband on this skirt has tons of give thanks to 4 rows of tiny 1/4" wide elastic. I'm still able to wear the Flirting the Issue skirts made for my non-pregnant self in 2014. But, my new skirt fits even more comfortably and definitely has the potential to take me full term.
This is the third type of fabric I've used for a Flirting the Issue skirt. Double gauze has a more relaxed drape than quilting cotton. It's warmer on the legs than either quilting cotton or voile, but it's also softer against the skin, something pregnant bellies love.
With a simple modification to the hemming step, this skirt is fully reversible. Although I love the bird side, being able to reverse to solid gray/brown is a big bonus given the limitations of a maternity wardrobe. I've already worn the it several times!
If you've never made a skirt before, this is an excellent pattern for your first experience. It'll turn out great whether you make it in voile, quilting cotton or double gauze! My Flirting the Issue sew-along is ready to hold your hand. So, what are you waiting for? Summer's here in the northern hemisphere!