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!