The only baby in my belly is a food baby, but I can't help but think it'd be cute in this skirt. Elisabeth from My Growing Home is here to share her DIY Prepster Maternity Skirt. Made from... an upcycled mens polo! The result is so great.
I have to admit, when she told us what she was planning to use I pictured something COMPLETELY different. Mostly because the colors my husband chooses for polos wouldn't necessarily make cute skirts for me. The good news for my husband is that his polos are safe. A cute stripe-y polo is on my thrift store scout list. I loooove the look. A polo makes a better bottom-weight fabric than a plain old tee-- not wrinkling as easily or clinging as much. That makes it a functionality winner in my mind on TOP of being a form winner. Here it's a maternity skirt, but it could be just as cute without the bump. But for one who has a bump that needs clothing? What an inexpensive way to keep yourself cute over the summer.
Are you familiar with Elisabeth's blog? I found Growing Home a few months ago when I found this skirt via Pinterest. Hers is one of those blogs you'll keep hopping around in from post to post to soak up her soothing commentary on even one of the more challenging mom days. She's had an exciting summer-- she's expecting her third child, a girl, and took her boys to Disneyworld to enjoy before the family transitions to five. I loved reading about their trip. Which can't be said for all of the family vacation photos I stumble upon. Elisabeth does a beautiful job of capturing her boys in a way that's personal but still relatable for people who aren't already friends. In other words, she's a great storyteller.
So-- ready to hear her tell you about the skirt-making process? Head on out to get the full tutorial!