Turn a Graphic Tee Into a Maternity Top



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.

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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!



Jacket: Thrifted, Tee: Thrifted, Pants: TJ Maxx, Boots: Frye

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!?!


  1. This is cute! What a great idea. I'm going to check out that tutorial :)

  2. I love this idea! I'll have to remember it! I'd love for you to consider joining our first ever Pattern Party! Those with free patterns to share are invited to link up. Check it out!

  3. Ooh, very nice! And you wear it so well.

    Just love // kelly

  4. Many many congratulations on you pregnancy. I'm due on 6th August! I can't wait!
    Lovely casual outfit! Great idea!
    Zoe xxx

  5. I love your hair and I love your outfit! I like what you did with that shirt. I'm your newest follower :)


  6. ooo i will keep this bookmarked for the future!!

    new follower from aloha hop!

  7. Wow, that is one nice top. I love your idea. When I was expecting, I was going through every websites wanting to buy maternity tops online but you on another hand just turned creative and look! what a lovely outfit indeed. Thank you so much, this is perfect!

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