Maternity Capris

Summer finally arrived in late August and continued until mid-September here in Sea-to-Sky country.  I was pretty much at a loss for summery bottoms to wear… no skirts, no capris, and only 2 pairs of yoga shorts that fit.  And I can’t wear yoga shorts to my office job.
So I made myself some maternity capri pants using Simplicity 3850 (a Built By Wendy pattern).  It came together sooo easily, mostly due to the fact that I didn’t need to put in a zipper or a proper waistband.  I used some 2.5″ elastic and covered it with jersey from my hubby’s old t-shirt (which was from the company he got laid off from – take that!) to make a stretchy maternity-friendly band.  
I had some lightweight navy stretch twill in my fabric stash leftover from my Marine Pin-Up Dress that worked perfectly for the capris.  The mock-flap pockets on the back and button loops on the legs were finished off with some mother-of-pearl buttons I already had (please excuse the weird hungry-bum look going on in the photos, lol).  
They are so comfy and I think they look pretty chic.  I’ve worn them a few times to work and have gotten lots of compliments on them.  I paired it with a slightly reworked me-made blouse in these photos.  I made this blouse last summer but unpicked the elastic waist and moved it up to more of a babydoll style.  I prefer it this way, and not just because I’m preggo…  I’ll wear it like this after our babe arrives in the New Year.
Happy Monday everyone!
xxx
Caramia
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3 thoughts on “Maternity Capris

  1. I saw these on BurdaStyle. They look fantastic! I'm also in need of maternity wear but since autumn is here, I'll have to make a pair of long pants and I'll try using your idea for the waistband.

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  2. Thanks Brigita! Yes it was so easy to alter this pattern since the rise is already quite low. All you need to do is just add your own stretchy waistband! I want to make some long pants now for fall too – I can't wait to see what you come up with. Happy sewing (and happy pregnancy!) xxx

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  3. Thank you for the good wishes – happy pregnancy to you too.

    I actually re-fashioned an old pair of pants this way and I'm very satisfied with the result. I'll post about it on my blog soon.

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