Thursday, October 27, 2011

DIY Maternity Skirt

I don't know if any of you caught episode 8 of Project Runway this season but Viktor Luna designed the cutest skirt that I just love. I think what I love most about it is the colored panel at the bottom so I decided to recreate this (somewhat). But wait, this is a skinny girl skirt and my baby bump is slowly making its debut. So I made a Viktor Luna Maternity skirt.

Baby bump, you are no match for me, here's how to do it mommies to be!

Viktor Luna's Design. Ya mine looks nowhere near as fab as this but it was more the idea I was going with, ha.

        1.5 - 2 yards of any fabric
         1/3 of a yard of a different color of fabric
         1 yard of elastic
         matching thread
         (probably a seam ripper, I had to start over a couple times haha)

1. Wrap the fabric around you and decide how much of the fabric you'll need. Make sure you decide how much by the bottom, not the top cause the top will be bunched up later.

2. Sew the bottom panel on, leaving about 1/2 inch seam allowance. Iron the seam so it looks pretty.

3. Hem up the bottom an inch or so.

4. Sew a seam up the back.

5. Then with right sides together sew the elastic to the skirt with about a half inch seam allowance. Make sure you stretch the elastic as you sew so it bunches.

Give it a good iron and your good to go. Now you can show off your cute baby bump with a stylish Project Runway inspired skirt!

 Happy Sewing Mamas!


  1. So cute Lyssa!!! I loved that skirt that viktor made too! I think you have just enough time to make me one before we arrive!! :) seriously, though. I'll pay for materials and labor!

  2. Okedoke. I'll need you to measure though. We can do it this weekend sometime