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DIY Maternity Jeans

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Hey All,

I am not a legging person! I have never been a legging person! And I probably never will be a legging person! No offense to the people that do like leggings but they are just not for me….So when I got pregnant I had a little problem. 1) I wanted to be comfortable but didn’t want to have to wear leggings or Lulu’s for my entire pregnancy and 2) I didn’t want the jeans I bought to look like maternity jeans. So one day my husband brought my home a lovely pair of Paige Maternity Jeans and they were faaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnntastic!! I love them! But again I cant wear just one pair of jeans for my entire pregnancy and I also don’t want to spend Β $180 or more on jeans, so I inspected them and figured I would make some of my own.

Step #1

For this project you will need a pair of low rise jeans, stitch ripper, fabric scissors, matching thread, and either high stretch fabric or elastic (40mm or wider) and of course a sewing machine.

Step #1

STEP #2

When I am doing my jeans I usually take chalk and draw where I am going to cut. I cut from the top inside corner to the bottom outside corner. Β When I cutting the waistband I come in a half an inch. The reason that I do this is so I can stitch rip open the seams on the waistband and fold in the waistband to create a cleaner look at the waist.

Step 2

STEP #3

Take your pocket cut out and place it on your elastic. (Note: I used 60mm Cansew elastic and I stitched 2 peices together to make it wider to fit in my pocket) Then cut around the pocket adding a half an inch on all sides (except along the top) to provide a little seam allowance.

Step 3

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STEP#4

Align the elastic with the top of your waistband (fold in the 1/2 fabric you left at the beginning to make a clean edge) Start sewing in your elastic. I always start from the outside and work my way in. (Start at the outside top corner, work my way down and then across to the inside). Fold your edges in to create a cleaner looking edge. (Note: I usually use a zigzag stitch on some of Β my jeans that have a little more stretch in them as it provides a little more give with the elastic)

Step #4

And there you have it!!! Done! Put your jeans on and enjoy! πŸ™‚

Step 5 Done! DONE!

Now you can enjoy your jeans a little more comfortably and they can expand along with your growing belly.

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Here is my outfit today and I am wearing a pair of the maternity jeans…..Notice? You cant even tell πŸ™‚ Today I am wearing Paige Maternity Jeans, Vans leopard print shoes, H&M cardigan, and a Rock Steady clothing shirt.

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial today and please note you don’t have to be pregnant to try this πŸ™‚ You may just have a pair of jeans that are a little too tight. This helps provide a little comfort.

Happy Sewing!

Its a “Lucy” Kind of Day!

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Today I woke up wanting to do something a little different with my hair. The idea quickly popped into my head that I would try the “I Love Lucy” hairstyle, as that is what most people call me at work πŸ™‚

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My first attempt for this hairstyle. It turned out quite nice. Funny thing is no one called me “Lucy” today.

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Today I wore a vintage dress, vintage tooled leather belt, vintage cardigan, vintage necklace and coach shoes. I think dress really complimented the hairstyle πŸ™‚

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Here is a little tutorial for this hairstyle if anyone is interested in trying it.

Mary Had A Little Lamb!

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Recently Ive been on the search for non terrible, belly friendly dresses to wear for the summer. I can finally say I actually found one that I love! I found it at one of my favorite stores Dollfactory by Damzels. Granted im sure its not intended for maternity wear but I just couldn’t resist πŸ™‚

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This is an adorable dress by Iron Fist. This dress literally has all things great πŸ˜‰ It has little adorable lambs (some may or may not be wearing bondage) flowers, zippers, belts and studs. I absolutely love it!!! And the bodice is short enough on me that I can fit my baby bump in too! YAY!

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I decided to do my hair in a couple victory rolls facing different directions. I think it went well with the dress πŸ™‚

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Top view!

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And here it is!!! A close up of the adorably baaaaaaaad little lambs. By far my favorite dress so far!

Cut &Sew

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Hello all,

Sorry about all the mirror shots lately. I’m currently in search for a new camera and until I find one my camera phone is my camera so please bare with me πŸ™‚

Anyways…So over the past few months and a growing belly I have on the search for something to wear that doesnt make me look like a balloon and marshmallow. As funny as it sounds it is actually quite the feat to find fashionable and affordable maternity wear. So with that being said I have decided to make some of my own clothing. Which is what I did on Saturday night πŸ™‚

On Saturday I was quite frustrated with my closet so I decided to whip something up on my own. I chose to make a maxi dress with some fabric I purchased a while back. I picked out one of my favorite maxi dresses and I also chose a top that I liked. I combined the styles and came up with my own maxi dress. I am actually pretty happy with the final result.

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Baby bump shot! πŸ™‚

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I took the tie detail from the top that I liked and I added a little extra detail by using a contrast color so the tie is more noticeable.

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I paired the dress with a vintage cardigan and a vintage tooled leather belt.

I’m quite happy with how the dress turned out. Cant wait to create something else πŸ™‚

Southern Bell

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Hello friends,
I have been on a little hiatus for the last few months, but I have news!!! I’m back πŸ™‚ and I’m not alone…. Ive got a lovely little bump now too.
I must say that over the past few months it has been hard to find clothing that accommodates my new addition, and its even harder to find something affordable, fashionable and practical for someone sporting a baby bump.
With that being said I have been trying to find things in my wardrobe that will do this. So this morning I awoke with an outfit in my head that was all based around a vintage 70’s dress I have stored away in one of my many vintage boxes (I have way too many).Β  So on my search I came across another dress and decided to end my search then and there and just go with it.

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Here it is!! This dress is from the 80s. Its nice light and flowey. Not to mention the beautiful lace on the bodice and hem. And one more thing…. ELASTIC WAISTBAND!!!

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Here’s a pic of the lace at the back.

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I did some quick alterations to the dress by bringing up the waistband and turning the dress into a baby doll style. I then paired it with a great 1970’s vintage tooled leather belt, vintage Roebuck’s denim jacket and vintage cowboy boots.

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After all was said and done I felt like a little Southern Bell πŸ™‚ all that was missing was Texas and some line dancin πŸ˜‰

Spring Has Sprung!

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Hey everyone,

Its been a long time πŸ™‚ I am currently trying to get back into my blogging. With that being said I would like to celebrate Spring! With Easter around the corner and hopefully some April showers πŸ™‚ I have posted some cute vintage swimwear on my online store. Hope you guys like them!

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Thanks for shopping!

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Overall Kind Of Day!

This week my Husband surprised me with an awesome pair of overalls he got at his work sample sale. I have been wanting a pair for awhile (Not the 90’s style) but I hadn’t been able to find a pair I really liked. So now that I have them I was very excited to wear them out! Yesterday I played off the poor boy look with a girly touch πŸ™‚ I actually really liked this look and it was really comfortable.

Me and Miss Zoe!

I’m wearing a vintage poor boy cap, Vintage Cowboy boots, Zara striped shirt and Scotch & Soda overalls. Im really loving hats right now πŸ™‚

Getting ready for a nice little afternoon walk πŸ™‚

Have a great day peeps!