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Shorts to A-line Maternity Skirt Refashion – Chintzy to Chocolate Perfection

DIY maternity skirt

Today we have a shorts to a-line maternity skirt refashion for you!  We really hope those of you who aren’t pregnant are not getting tired of pregnancy clothes.  To tell the truth, I’m getting tired of maternity clothes myself, but with 2 1/2 months to go, it’s time to just relax and settle into refashioning some things to help wait out the time!

shorts to a-line maternity skirt refashion To begin this refashion, with you will need a pair of maternity shorts.  We started out with this pair of khaki maternity shorts we found at Goodwill for $1.00.  We actually didn’t get a before picture but this photo shows pretty much what we bought, except they were stained.  Now all we bought them for was the maternity panel, so we didn’t care that they were hideously out of style and stained.

 Step by Step Instructions for a Shorts to A-line Maternity Skirt Refashion

Step 1: Cut off the shorts.  Or cut off the maternity panel.  Whatever!  Just separate the two because all you will be using is the panel.

Step 2: Measure the circumference of the maternity panel and cut a large rectangle from fabric with this dimension as the width and the length whatever length you want the skirt to be.  Now the fabric we used was this awesome embroidered chocolaty brown color and best of all, the bottom edge was already embroidered and didn’t need hemmed.

Step 3: Sew a tube from fabric.

Step 3: Sew the tube onto the bottom of the maternity panel.

DIY maternity skirtTada!  What do you think of that?  We think it’s an improvement especially with snow still on the ground!  Much warmer than the shorts would have been.  Plus shorts don’t hide unsightly veins very well.  Actually, at all!

Total Time: 45 minutes

Total Cost: $1 (Fabric was from our stash.  Which we are trying to de-stash, a little anyway!)

Talent Level: Beginning Seamstress

shorts to maternity skirtWith a skirt this showy, I only needed to add a plain white T-shirt and a ruffled chocolate brown sweater.  Yes, I seem to have chocolate on the brain…give me a break, I’m a hormone laden female!  If you take it away I might cry.  And more and more research is showing how totally awesomely healthy dark chocolate is for you.  Okay, time to wipe the drool off the keyboard now!

Shorts to a-line maternity skirt refashion

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Let us know how you got through the final few months of pregnancy!  Or what you think of this refashion.  Or anything, we’d love to hear from you!

Make it beautiful,


2 thoughts on “Shorts to A-line Maternity Skirt Refashion – Chintzy to Chocolate Perfection

  1. LOVE this skirt, but love the belly bump even more!!! you are as graceful a pregnant lady as you are a 6′ tall woman! This is my favorite maternity makeover… But I also understand the need for a handful of them, since its easy to get tired of the same ol’ stuff at that stage!

  2. […] a maternity maxi skirt?  Well, I didn’t!  I made it following the same general instructions as the brown maxi we featured a few weeks ago, but cut this one fuller than the more a-line shape of the brown […]

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