I made some maternity jeans today! My regular jeans (read: my "fat jeans") have been cutting into my belly for a week or two now and I needed a new solution for a little bit of money.
I used this tutorial to alter a pair of GAP jeans that I got for $4 at Goodwill.
(I hope the link works. It was being finicky tonight)
Then I used this tutorial to hem 3 inches of length off the jeans (being 5' 2'' it is almost impossible to find pants that actually fit in the legs) while still keeping the original look of the hem.
The whole process took me about 2.5 hours. It would have been a lot faster if I hadn't had to rip out so many mistakes. Oh well.
I think the end result is great! They are so comfortable and fit perfectly. I hope I can wear them for a good few months (though when I am huge, they probably will be too small). Hopefully I will get some good post-partum wear out of them too.
My belly at 14 weeks. I am officially in the 2nd trimester! Woot! I've gained around 4-5 pounds so far.
(I got this sweater at Goodwill today too for $3.50)
I am planning on doing more maternity clothing refashions in the near future (I got lots more "goodies" today at Goodwill!) so keep an eye out for more posts SOON!