However, as my pregnancy progresses at all of a sudden lightening speed (just two months to go) I'm embracing the maxi for comfort as I run out of appropriate clothes that fit, and as always, refuse to succumb to retail purchased clothes.
Having said that, it's quite hard to find a maxi skirt or dress for my 5' 2½." (the half inch makes the world of difference!) frame. In the words of Geneva "Why buy, when you can DIY?" and my recent success at making a pair of leggings, I figure I'll have a go at making my own maxi skirt. I've seen a few tutorials on how to make a maxi skirt from scratch such as this one and this one.
I found metres of black knit fabric in my nearest Family Life Op Shop last week. At $10, this is usually way out of my fabric budget (for example, the vintage daisy fabric used to make these tiny harem pants only cost a penny pinching 50c). However, I had a voucher to use so really it cost me nothing, and it is the perfect material for my skirt project.
:: $10 Thrifted Black Knit Fabric ::
Deciding to go with a simple sewing project found via a link on Patti's facebook page, the Knit Maxi Skirt Tutorial I made my skirt with a little hiccup, but final success.
:: Hooray For Comfy Maxi's :
I misunderstood the initial measurement instruction and therefore had to add a triangle for the flare of the skirt, otherwise would've been wriggling around in a tube. Easily rectified, and doesn't really effect the skirt style.
I am totally embracing this maxi skirt with yoga wasistband, and may well whip up some more over the coming weeks.
In other news, from the same Family Life Op Shop I found myself a worldly turquoise and silver necklace adorning my neck for $7.
To my pleasant surprise, Junior Recycled, turning 5 next week, complimented my necklace purchase when I collected him from Kinder.
"Hey Mum, that is a beautiful necklace, where did you get it?"
From the Op Shop
"I like it.. we should take a photo of it"
And there you go..