The colder weather is on it's way, and now is the time for finding or sewing some maternity skirts for the occasion. I searched stores and online for options, but discovered that they're either not available or only available in a knit material. Knits may be nice, but they'll absolutely not hold up for a winter in the northeast. The search for longer lengths, heavier materials, or affordable price was challenging to say the least. Then, I stumbled upon the Etsy shop, Lou Lou James Creative Studio. It is the only one I've found like it, and it is fabulous!
The shop owner was so kind and helpful in answering my questions about using heavier materials and lengthening the patterns. She also worked with me in creating a deal for purchasing three patterns at once. (I purchased the "Emily," "Meg," and "Ava" skirt patterns). I love working with small businesses like those on Etsy!
The "Ava" skirt is described as a "comfy, swingy pull-on skirt." and is comprised of four simple pieces. The sizing ranges from a 28-38 inch (pre-pregnancy) waist. The recommended material is knit. The steps to assemble the skirt are very simple and easy to follow. The pattern took me a little over an hour, but I suspect future skirts with this pattern will go even faster.
|Material purchased from Hobby Lobby |
using the weekly sale and online coupon.
This skirt cost about $11.00 to make.
Not to bad considering availability
or prices of most stores! :)
The "Ava" skirt is very comfortable and easy to make. I particularly enjoy the flowy style of this particular skirt (it's my favorite!). I can foresee many more skirts to come from this pattern! The next one may be a full length version. I can't wait to also begin sewing the other two patterns I purchased! I'm so glad I found the Lou Lou James Creative Studio Etsy shop! I rather like my new little skirt! :)
|Excuse the awkward pose and blank stare. A model I am not. haha. ;)|
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