Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday: DIY Ruched Maternity Shirt

I recently bought two of these ruched maternity tees from Motherhood. I love them. They are some of my current favorites. While looking them over, I decided that they would be easy to copy. I purchased three tee shirts in one to three sizes too big. (The bigger size will allow for the extra width and length your maternity shirt will need.) Then, I sewed elastic up the sides. (Be sure to hold the back of the elastic while stitching and keep the front of the elastic pulled as well.)
The Motherhood shirts started the ruching right above the bottom hem and ended it about 5 inches from the sleeve seam. I used a pin to mark 5 inches down from the sleeve seam. When I reached the pin, I back stitched and cut the elastic.
Note to self, the bathroom lighting is  not good for pictures.
And easy as that, you have a ruched maternity shirt, or three.
Not the most flattering of angles for a pregnant woman. :o)
Here is a close-up of the ruching.

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41 comments:

Sara said...

I love the one with the flowers. I wish we lived closer so that you could show me how to do all these fun things. My sewing machine sits in the closet because I don't really know how to use it.

April said...

Great job! ~April @ Wildflowers & Whimsy

Jeanette said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing! Found you through Handmade Tuesdays!

Jeanette
http://jeanette-myownfourcorners.blogspot.com/

Suzzie V said...

wow! That rocks!

Karima said...

Thanks for sharing your tutorial, I wish I had thought of that when I was pregnant! Karima xx

Rebekah said...

That is a great idea! I love ruched maternity shirts!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Cute! What a great project, and useful. I'm sure you can save some bucks by doing it yourself.

Melissa said...

Ok, this is a must do project for me! I LOVE the way they turned out:) I am 5 months pregnant right now and materinity clothes in the store are just not in my budget! I love the look of these and I bet they are SO comfortable;) Thanks for sharing!

Mindie Hilton said...

I saw you on My Girlish Whims and wanted to invite you to my new link party. Last week we had over 300 links, it was so much fun. It will run every Friday evening through Sunday. Hope to see you there. You can find the party button now on the blog if you want it for a reminder. http://www.bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blgospot.com/
I am even going to have a special give away just for linkers this week.

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

Thanks for linking up to TAke-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - - I featured you today!! Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

Jen said...

This is genius! And how simple, too? I'll have to keep this in mind if we decide to go for baby #4! Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

oh, I wish I would have discovered this when I was prego. I'm a new follower. Hope to see you at http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

P.S. I have a link party every Monday. I would love for you to stop by and link up your project.

Mel said...

I love the final products! I'm going to have to remember this for #2!

p.s. I'm a new follower!

www.livelaughlove-mel.blogspot.com

ShannonSews said...

Great ruching! Gives those tshirts some cute definition! Thanks for sharing.

Felicia @ All Things Fee said...

These came out great!


Would love if you would share at Calling All Crafters!
http://allthingsfee.blogspot.com/2011/06/calling-all-crafters-12th-edition.html

Seamingly Smitten said...

Super cute and trendy! Hope you're having a great pregnancy :)
Jenny

Courtney O'Dell said...

So cute! I featured you at my tuesdays treasures blog post this morning!
http://sweetcsdesigns.com/archives/912

Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

AWESOMENESS! Wish I would've found this when I was preggers! Archived for our next sweet pea :)

We are hosting a link party called “Help a Momma Out” every Tuesday! This would be a PERFECT link up! I would appreciate if you'd add it. Thanks in advance for your consideration :)

Kristine
www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

I found your blog from J&M's Eye Candy's link party and I love it!! You're a talented woman! Thanks for sharing these, they're so cute... and a much more cost efficient way to wear cute maternity clothes. I"ll keep this in mind for the future :)

Summer said...

Thanks for linking up! I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday!

http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com

Thanks!
Sumo:)

Kelly said...

Love the flower one also! I am going to have to try this! There are just so many cute Ts out there, and all the maternity ones are blah... Thanks for the simple tutorial!

Found you through Sumo's SS blog! Congrats on being showcased!

Kelly said...

Whooohoo I did it!

http://craftytwinmommy.blogspot.com/2011/06/ruched-maternity-shirt.html

Sarah @ This Crazy Blessed Life said...

Awesome job! I love that last print...It's so flattering on you too!

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