This pregnancy, when I pulled out all of my maternity tops from storage, I found a lot of basic, solid colored tees. Nothing against solid tees, but my wardrobe has evolved a little and I have been looking for items a little more personality and ‘oomph’. Enter this tutorial. And this maternity street style. What happens when you combine the two? A very cool semi-homemade graphic maternity tee.
So where did I start? The thrift store of course. I combed the men’s t-shirt rack looking for a great graphic print tee and something that fit about right in the shoulders and neck.
This before look is pretty typical pregnant momma right? Husband’s t-shirt and yoga pants? Well, not after adding a little elastic! Just follow the tutorial from Dana at MADE and make it to fit.
The ruching on the sides really makes the shirt fit so much better!
I loved this project so much that I promptly texted my hubby to ask if I could steal my favorite of his vintage tees. He was so generous and gifted it to me. His shirt was much larger to start with so I took in the sleeves and the back. I pinned the back of the shirt down the middle to take out the excess and left a seam up the center of the back. I then sewed up the one straight line, tried it on, and then cut off the excess.
It worked perfectly! The extra fabric on the backside is gone and tightens the shirt around the belly even more. You can see more of it here!
Now the question is- will I be able to stop these t-shirt makeovers!?!