This is my lazy crafter costume from an iron-on. I can’t wait until next year when we’ll be in a house and have trick-or-treaters! Happy Halloween!
One of the advantages of being only 5’2 is that I can sometimes fit in kids clothes. Don’t worry, my closet isn’t full of Hannah Montana and glitter; in bits and pieces it works for me! I spotted these Circo dresses on the little girls clearance rack for $2.76 a piece in size XL and snapped them up in two different prints! Refashioning into a tunic would be easy to replicate with any elastic-waist dress. I would recommend wearing them with pants that actually fit though, these maternity “skinnies” look like elephant skin around my knees and ankles!
Easiest maternity “tutorial” yet – just four snips of your scissors! I forgot to take proper “before” pictures – so I found a similar dress on Google Images. They’re easy to find at the thrift store – this one is from Old Navy and cost me a whopping $3. I loved that it was all gauzy cotton, but had a lining.
I immediately loved the bright, froggy green of this dress on Goodwill’s rack – but I don’t do spaghetti straps and it was a size too big! Which, made it perfect for a maternity makeover. Originally from Old Navy, it is made of a simple knit fabric, and with two simple pleats to gather the extra fabric over my bump… you have a cheap, comfy skirt!
On a maternity DIY streak to get all my favorites shared! This one is so easy and comfy – I bought two similar skirts from Old Navy clearance and could not get enough of them this summer. It is basically two rectangles sewn together but using cheapie garments cuts down the cost over buying knit fabric from the store. I also like the pattern mixing!
Maternity clothes are expensive! As much as I like to shop, I like to shop thrift stores and clearance racks. Unfortunately, both of those can be hit or miss for maternity because it is a smaller demographic and department! I’ve had some luck but also wanted to try refashioning some of the things I already had or could find dirt cheap.