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Topic: Curvy girl Maternity Clothes/Patterns?  (Read 1605 times)
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« on: November 10, 2006 07:27:36 AM »

I'm currently 3 months along, but am starting to "grow" out of all my clothes. I am getting frustrated at the lack of nice maternity clothes for curvy girls, and the lack of patterns to top it off Huh

Does anyone have any ideas/sources for clothes I could make/buy/alter to fit/look cool/cute/funky? I consider myself to have pretty good sewing skills (I made my own wedding dress - which was for when I was 6mos preggers with my daughter - long story).

Any help would be appreciated muchly!!
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2006 06:51:48 PM »

There is a store called fashion bug that I love(unfortunately there is not one close to me) and they do have a plus size maternity sectin on-line. 

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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2006 09:28:27 PM »

I suggest cute big tees and then empire waist them, I have a tut that you can use that would help...

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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2006 11:00:15 AM »

I have a McCalls pattern 4315 that is maternity sizes 16-22, it has never been used. If you would like it just let me know.

« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2006 04:30:08 PM »

there's always the 6-way maternity dress https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=111311.0. Supposedly, you can continue to wear it after you've given birth too.

« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2006 03:49:11 PM »

Its pretty easy to modfy any pattern.  Take a pattern that fits you, or a size up. The your going to slash the front of your pattern.  you;; nee a piece of paper, news paper is fine, just something that is big enough to fit your orrigional pattern. If you doing a top start about 3 inches from the bottom draw a straight line from the middle to the outside edge. Make these lines every two inches 5 times. Your going to do the same thing in the back but your only going to draw 2 lines. On your front cut your first and second line and drop it 2 inches (this will add a little needed length) So now you will have 2 inches between each fabric chunk on the bottom, tape those down to your newspaper as you go so you don't loose them.  Next on your front your going to cut from the center to the outside edge but don't cut all the way through (we're making a hinge) Spread each cut so it measures 2 inches at the  middle. Tape all this down and Viola! Maternity pattern.  I'' try to post a picture tute tommorrow if you need it.
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