Last pregnancy I was mostly pregnant in the winter and wore lots of pants, so while I have a fair number of maternity tops, I wanted more skirts! Hence the ruched maternity skirt seemed a good start!
It is SUPER quick and easy to sew (especially when one doesn't bother to switch to a double needle to hem, which I think I might resew with as it needs the stretch!) It took maybe an hour or so. I have a pile of this navy and white polkadot fabric as well, and seemed good for a trial of the skirt. A bit thin perhaps, but super stretchy.
Results? As other bloggers/sewists have noted, its sure is one sexy little skirt! No room to hide any bodily imperfections! Which also makes it awesome to show of your growing bump! Yet very, very comfy. I do love that pregnancy makes it ok for a grown woman to wear lots of elastic stretchy waist stuff to work! So much more comfy than fussy waistbands, zippers and buttons.
Poor yellow grass! We're in a serious drought up here, it's been super hot and dry for weeks, something not too common here.
I made up the XS (which is my normal pre-pregnancy size, although I think if I make it again with a slightly weightier knit I'll make a S. I just barely got it over my hips, even with the stretch! I'm thinking I've widened more than I thought from my pre-pregnancy size!
I see at least one more of these in my near future, along with attempts at a few of her other maternity patterns hopefully very soon (assuming baby junior co-operates of course)!