Leopard Maternity Top – Hey June! Union St. Tee -Selfish Sewing Week

It’s Selfish Sewing Week! I was thrilled to be invited to sew along and it was just the kick in the pants I needed to make myself something fabulous. Maternity clothes are SO BORING. 90% of them seem to be black and the other 10% are striped. Maybe I’m the only pregnant person ever to want some leopard in her life, I don’t know! (P.S., I’m pregnant! Haha. I kept meaning to do a creative announcement but between the moving and the morning sickness it didn’t happen. Due in early March 2015!)

As a part of SSW I received a copy of the Union St. Tee pattern from Hey June for free but all opinions are my own! You can find the pattern here. Be sure to visit Rachael at Imagine Gnats for the kick-off and a huge pattern giveaway and check it out on Kollaborra here.

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DIY Maternity: Tunic Refashion from Girl’s Dress

DIY Maternity Tunic Refashion - Swoodson Says

One of the advantages of being only 5’2 is that I can sometimes fit in kids clothes. Don’t worry, my closet isn’t full of Hannah Montana and glitter; in bits and pieces it works for me! I spotted these Circo dresses on the little girls clearance rack for $2.76 a piece in size XL and snapped them up in two different prints! Refashioning into a tunic would be easy to replicate with any elastic-waist dress. I would recommend wearing them with pants that actually fit though, these maternity “skinnies” look like elephant skin around my knees and ankles!

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DIY Maternity: No Sew Cotton Skirt

DIY No Sew Maternity Skirt - Swoodson Says

Easiest maternity “tutorial” yet – just four snips of your scissors! I forgot to take proper “before” pictures – so I found a similar dress on Google Images. They’re easy to find at the thrift store – this one is made by Old Navy and cost me a whopping $3. I love that it’s all gauzy cotton, and that it has a lining.

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