You know what? Maternity shirts can be VERY cute.
Also? Maternity shirts can be VERY flattering.
However? Maternity shirts worn when 8 months (gah!) postpartum may still be VERY cute...but are VERY unflattering.
So today I started cutting them up.
And cut some more.
And sewed a bit.
And embellished a bit.
And am very happy with the result.
Meet Mrs. Blah Yellow Maternity shirt:
I got sick of her making me look all poochy and pregnant...you know, since I'm NOT PREGNANT anymore...so I cut her arms off and pinned her sides smaller to match a shirt that currently fits me:
After sewing up the side seams I had all these extra pieces:
So I trimmed off the old side seam and was left with these randomly shaped pieces. I basted right down the middle, grabbed hold of one thread and cinchced it til it got all nice and bunchy:
Sorry, no bunchy pictures. I was too excited to finish my project to stop and take another picture. That, and I was talking to my sister on the phone while sewing, as well as yelling at Bubbalu to stop trying to make his sister topple over. I'm a multi-tasker but I do have my limits.
Anyways, I had three bunchy strips which I pinned to the front and sewed down. I'm very happy with the final result.
Meet Miss Sassy Yellow Bunchy Tank:
Not too shabby for an afternoon (less than an hour, really!) spent with my scissors, sewing machine, diet coke and a wildly insatiable need to craft something: