So here are some things I've sewn to accomadate my already changing figure!
This is a heavily altered Deer & Doe Plantain T-shirt. It's lengthened, with width added to the front. I also raised the neckline. This is made from a thick sweater like knit fabric. It's very comfy. I did choose the size closest to my measurements and find it tight through the arms. Also the sleeves were not long enough to hem. So that is a FYI for all you ladies with bigger, longer arms.
This is the Oliver + S Late Lunch Tunic. I love, love, love this and am wearing this right now. I did do a FBA on this and am glad I did.
This is Butterick 5964. It is a maternity pants pattern and it runs so ridiculously big. I cut a 14. My measurements put me between a 12 and 14 so I chose the 14 figuring with the Simplicity patterns my mistake has been to choose the 12 when the 14 would fit better. Well I couldn't have been more wrong. After taking this is a ton, it's probably closer to an 8!!
Complete with the lovely maternity panel. I am glad I picked a nude color knit for this. I'll be able to wear this with a white top for Spring and I think it will look nice.
I did make a pair of polka dotted leggings using this same pattern (size 8 this time) and I love them. I'll have to snap a picture of it next time I wear them. The maternity "fashion" that I can afford is so horrid. Pants are only available in black and tan (if you are lucky) and the quality of fabirc is so poor. Plus it's expensive considering the low quality fabric, the few options and the fact that the pants have no waistband, no button or no fly. Seriously I am not paying $35 for that! So I plan on making most of my clothes for this pregnancy.
This is the Oliver + S Getaway Dress made from a lovely rayon. I hated this dress in the beginning. I struggled with the pockets so much. I ended up making them 3 times. But after the pockets it was smooth sailing. I did sew this with a smaller seam allowance to accomodate my changing figure. If I still like this dress next year it will be easy enough to take it in in the sides. It was bitterly cold the day I wore this dress so I have tights, boots, and a cami on underneath it. I love this dress with bare legs and strappy shoes. It's sexy in an understated way. I would also love this dress on my not pregnant figure! But I still felt very stylish in this and even got some compliments from people who didn't know I was pregnant! Yay me!
Close up of those pockets!