So, I finally got myself registered for prenatal yoga. It’s wonderful, by the by, and I wish I’d been doing it since the beginning. In general I hate yoga, but with all the fun stress and soreness that comes with pregnancy, the prenatal series is relaxing and stretchy and just delightful.
Anyway. The day before I went, I realized that I didn’t actually have anything super comfy to wear that would accommodate stretching and my belly. To the sewing machine!
I discovered this wonderful YouTube Channel called pinkchocolatebreak that focuses on ‘freestyle sewing’, which essentially means this chick uses no patterns, just her own existing clothes as templates to make awesome projects. I loosely used this video as a guide to make my pants:
I found some knit fabric in a bin that isn’t particularly a print I would choose to wear, but it was cheaper than buying new fabric. Woot!
I picked a pair of pants that fits loosely in the legs but isn’t as comfortable in the waistline. To make less cutting, I folded the fabric in half and lengthwise so I could just snip the pattern out once.
So this left me with two pieces, front and back.
For the crotch part, I turned one leg outside out and stuffed it into the inside out leg.
I sewed up the crotch double for strength, right sides together.
I measured around my belly and cut a square of fabric for the waistband. I folded it in half, giving it a nice double-sided comfort, and sewed it right sides together to the top of the pants.
Once that was done, I tried them on and it was a great fit! A little loose, but my gut still has some growing to do so it worked out fine. I hemmed the legs to even out the cut, because none of this was cut well at all.
And off to yoga I went. :)