Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Ruched Side Maternity Shirt

This week is crazy. I enjoyed Monday to the fullest with my hubby and boys and now the madness begins. I don’t know how you moms with kids in sports/activities do it. Mine aren’t in any activites, but between me and my husband this week, we have something going EVERY night this week. Ahhh!

Anyway, last week, before the crazy, I worked on my sewing to-do list. This one has also been on my list for 2 years. haha. Do you all know Shade Clothing? Great clothes, love their stuff.  Well, I got a bunch of shirts on super mega clearance a while back with the intention of ruching the side for a maternity shirt.

Pre-Pinterest I saw a tutorial on this, don’t know where it is now since I didn’t Pin It, but it’s super easy.
Take a long shirt

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and 1/4” elastic. Turn the shirt inside out and along the inside seam, line up the elastic and begin to sew. Sew with a zigzag stitch and once the elastic is secured, after the first couple stitches, begin to stretch the elastic as you sew.
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You might have to use one hand to help it feed through, but the more you stretch the elastic, the scrunch-ier  it will be.
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Pretty easy, don’t know why the easy projects usually take me the longest to complete!
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Baby bump @24 weeks!
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Hope your week is going great! If I can manage to feed my family most nights this week, I'll be super happy.


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22 comments:

  1. you are so cute! and the shirt turned out great too!

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    1. Aw, thanks Emily! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Great job! You look super cute! I saw that before and forgot to pin, too. I am working on making some maternity shirts right now, but I am so huge that everything is too short already! I did get some XL and XXL T-shirts at Target that I am taking in around the shoulders, sleeves, and chest. I thought about ruching the sides. I am not sure if that would shorten it even more or pull it tight enough to stay down over the belly.

    Our kids are just getting into sports, so we are having one of those weeks here. I hope yours gets better!

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    1. Thanks Lindsay, it was a super busy week, but luckily it's over. I bet if you didn't do the ruching too tight, it would just pull the shirt in close to your belly. Worth a try, you can always take it out. :D Thanks for coming by, have a great weekend!

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  3. good tutorial! I'm preggo, too, and thought of doing the same thing but was too lazy to search out how. your shirt looks so cute on you!

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    1. hehe I'm glad you like it! Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

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  4. Thanks for sharing this easy tutorial!! It looks so much cuter with that little detail!!
    Restoration Beauty

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    1. Oh thanks Selene, glad you like it. It really is nice and easy. Thanks for your comment, have a great weekend!

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  5. Super cute!! What a great way to stretch the always too small pregnancy wardrobe :)
    Heidi @ handmadefrenzy.blogspot.com

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    1. Exactly, I can never quite justify spending much on pregnancy clothes when you only wear them for a couple months. Thanks for coming by, have an awesome weekend!

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  6. Your baby bump is adorable! Love this quick and easy tutorial - thanks for sharing it this week at LWSL!

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    1. Aw, thanks Ruth, that's so sweet. Thank you for hosting each week! Have a great weekend!

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  7. omg love this idea! i'm due this week, but i definitely am going to keep this one aside for baby #2! congratulations on your pregnancy and excited to read more!

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    1. Thanks Rachel, congrats to you too! Wishing you an easy and safe delivery and a speedy recovery! Thanks for your comment!

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  8. Okay this is cute and looks super easy!! I am 7 weeks along (thought I was 12, but found out today that no it's only 7w and 6days) so I'm saving up any and all maternity DIY clothing tutorials I find! :) Thanks for sharing!!

    Visiting from I Gotta Try That Link Party.

    Helen
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    1. Thanks wonderful, Helen, congrats!! I'm glad you like the shirt and hope it come in handy. Thank you for coming by and leaving a comment, means a lot to me! Have a great week!

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  9. I love this!!! I'm going to have to do this to my regular shirts :)

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    1. Thanks Kaysi! Glad you liked it. I hadn't thought about doing it to regular shirts. That will be super cute too! Your little guy is so adorable, by the way!

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  10. Cute! What a great idea for a basic tee. Thanks for linking it up at Monday Funday!

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    1. Thanks Katie, I'm glad you liked the idea. Have a great week!

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  11. thanks for being my co-host this week :o)This will be featured on Saturday in a sewing features! Come check it out and grab a featured button for this post!
    Emily @ Nap-Time Creations

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    1. Thanks Emily, it was awesome co-hosting with you. I love your blog and look forward to the possibility of working with you again in the future! Thank you for the feature!

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