Who doesn't love cheap maternity clothes? I know I do! Here I'm going to show you how to take a large, blah shirt and turn it into this!To give you some idea of the challenge involved here, this is what we're working with today:Sexy, no? Well I got it on triple clearance from good ol' Target, I believe it was $3. It's a size 2x.
First you need to try on your shirt and find the bottom of your bust line. Pin there. Then cut the entire bottom of the shirt off like so:
Find a tank top that is the same type of material as your shirt (or if you don't have a tank you can take a fitted tee and fold in the sleeves). Trace around it with fabric chalk and then cut.
Sew up the sides and try it on. Against my better judgement I didn't wear a tank under this for my photo, excuse my preggo belly...
Turn the shirt inside out and put it back on. Pinch the gap and pin it, then repeat for the other side.
Remember the bottom of the shirt you cut off earlier? Grab it and gather to top. Sew it onto the top of the shirt (right sides together). It should look like this:
Getting cuter! Now we're going to make a sash. Take the sleeves and cut 3 inches down from the top of the sleeve, as far as you can. Do this for both sleeves.
Now sew into a tube. Measure around your waist. Fold your sash in half and measure half that measurement plus a half inch. Sew down the sash here so it looks like this:
So here I decided I didn't like the looks of the unfinished arm holes. It didn't bother me until I looked at the pictures actually. So I turned them under and topstitched them closed. Aaaanywho, I added a fun fabric flower to the sash and VOILA! Cute maternity shirt!