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Feeling Nesty? Get Crafty with DIY Maternity

Try your hand at some serious DIY.

The nesting impulse makes some women want to get everything nice and clean. I, on the other hand, choose to make messes. As the third trimester nears, my project list spans the circumference of my enormous belly.

My newest addition(s) come from a fun site I stumbled upon the other day called DIY Maternity where Megan and other bloggers are sharing their I-did-it-myself ideas—anything from homemade nursing pads or a belly band to maternity trouser pants.

I can’t believe some of this stuff is homemade. I’m not sure I’d make it past the belly band, but these designs make me want to try. If nesting makes you crafty (or if you’re simply having trouble finding things that fit well and you have a sewing machine), here are a few of my favorite ideas from the site.nggallery id=’113633′

  • “Turn About the Room Dress” 1 of 5
    "Turn About the Room Dress"
    With an excellent choice of fabric and interesting design, I would expect to pick up this little pretty at a high-end boutique or department store.
  • Maternity Calendar Shirt 2 of 5
    Maternity Calendar Shirt
    This one's great for tracking your pregnancy from beginning to end. Get your camera ready.
  • Cropped Maternity Cardigan 3 of 5
    Cropped Maternity Cardigan
    This is genius. Covering up the "girls" can be tough, especially in the third trimester. Use this cute little pattern to turn a sundress into a fall-friendly addition to your wardrobe.
  • Maternity Empire Waist Dress 4 of 5
    Maternity Empire Waist Dress
    Who wouldn't want to wear this? To the beach, to the party, to the grocery store, maybe even to bed. A great, easy style, and maybe one of the easier projects but don't take my word for it.
  • Maternity Wrap Sweater 5 of 5
    Maternity Wrap Sweater
    This design is elegant and romantic if casual, and so flattering to the pregnant silhouette. I'm convinced I need one.


“Turn About the Room Dress”
by Mad Mim

Maternity Calendar Shirt by One Little Minute

Cropped Maternity Cardigan by Megan Nielsen

Maternity Empire Waist Dress by Smashed Peas and Carrots

Maternity Wrap Sweater by Megan Nielsen

 

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