Maternity Pants DIY

I have a hard time spending money on something I will only use for a few months. Maternity clothes are the best example of this. Overpriced and you only use them a little while. So, once again, Pinterest became my friend. I typed in ‘ diy maternity’ and almost all the tutorials led to the same site. Diy maternity.com . That’s where I found this tutorial;  http://diymaternity.com/pants-skirts/diy-maternity-pants-2
Here’s mine;
Find an old pair of pants that you’re willing to part with. I had a pair of jeans with a broken zipper. Put them on and mark with a piece of chalk where you think it would be comfortable for them to ride under your baby bump.
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Cut along this line. Remove the zipper and sew the zipper area closed. I have a low riding belly so mine dip way down in the front. Remember to cut a little lower than where you marked because the elastic band adds 2.5 inches.
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Cut a piece of elastic big enough to go around the top.
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Sew the ends of the elastic together.
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Cut out a piece of stretchy fabric to cover the elastic.
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I laid the elastic down on a folded over piece of stretchy fabric and put the leftover elastic next to it. Then I cut around it leaving about 3/4 extra fabric all around.
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Sew the short ends together and serge it if you have a serger.
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Fold the edge down to make a narrow loop.
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Stick the elastic loop inside and sew it shut. Don’t sew on the elastic,  just close it up around it.
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Now put this over the pants and pin it in place before you sew. You might not match it up properly if you don’t. Sew all around.
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Fold the elastic band up and voila! Maternity Pants!
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Don’t mind my awesome selfies!
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30 weeks today!
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