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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sewing for Momma: Stretch Lace Belt for Pregnancy (or anytime really)


You don't have to be very far along in a pregnancy before your pre-maternity waist disappears.  In the first and second trimesters I like to pretend that I still have a waist by wearing a belt above my belly. By the time the third trimester hits your rib cage has expanded , and the space between your belly and bust is practically non existent. It makes it rather uncomfortable to wear a belt, at least a traditional belt.


I was recently playing around with some of the stretch lace that I purchased for my maternity bands.  I found that I could cut one long strip, stitch the ends together, and create a rather comfortable maternity "belt".  It could easily be dressed up with a ribbon or brooch of some sort, and I also think that it would be fun to layer a normal belt over the top of the lace layer (once my abdomen isn't being inhabited by a growing babe).


Anyway, it's just a silly little project that I thought I'd share.  Have a great weekend!



7 comments:

Lindsay said...

Not a silly project! This is adorable! Wish I had this when I was pregnant with my first! I have a SIL who is pregnant who would love this! :)

Emily said...

I don't think it's silly at all! I want a bunch (and I'm not pregnant). :)

Lori said...

Great idea. I have several friends who are pregnant who would love to have a cute stretch belt to wear while their bellies expand.

Lorene (just Lu) said...

I love it! I will probably wait until I have lost the post-baby gut to enact the cute belt thing, though :) It's cute to enhance a baby belly... no so cute to enhance the after-baby belly, you know?

thehappyhomester said...

I linked to this yesterday! I think it is so classy and beautiful! I'm about a zillion months pregnant myself, and I love the look where you create a waist above that belly! It would look great on any outfit though, really! So simple!

kathy said...

This is brilliant! Thanks for sharing.

Kate said...

I saw this when you first posted it and I thought it was adorable, and now that I'm now pregnant (12 weeks!) I bought some white and black stretch lace for both lace belts and maternity bands!