Megan offered to send me a couple maternity patterns as a baby gift a few months ago and I was thrilled to jump on this one right away.  I have never understood why most maternity skirts are full or a lined.  Why would you want to add more bulk to your body during this time.  Megan’s maternity skirt was an answer to that dilemma for me.

Pattern: Megan Nielsen’s Ruched Maternity Skirt

Materials Used: Burgandy Ponte Knit from Mood Fabrics

Sizing: I made a size M even though I measured as a S because I knew that my fabric was a really structured knit without a ton of stretch.  I am glad that I did because any tighter might have been too tight.

Changes Made: Besides the sizing (explained above), I also used a straight stitch on the elastic ruching instead of a zigzag as the instructions suggested.  I just found that the zigzag was slipping all over the place.

The Good:  GREAT pattern.  Easy to follow instructions.  Sews up really fast.  I also used stitch witchery for the first time on my hem as suggested and I love it.  Will be using that from now on with all knits.

The Bad: Just to be careful with your sizing if your knit is less stretchy.  You can always take it in a size if its too big. 

Conclusion:  Awesome pattern and a new staple in my wardrobe.  Making a black version too just for practicality sake.


    • It really is comfortable – well as comfortable as you can be prego I guess. And thanks for the hair compliment. Ive been thinking about doing a little hair tute on the blog. Perhaps I will. I have some tricks that have really been working for me lately.

  1. You look amazing! We are considering another child and if we do THIS is my must sew item of all of Megan’s maternity patterns. I hope you sew some of her other’s up and show us, as well.

  2. Wowza Kelli!! You look amazing!!! I absolutely love how your skirt turned out – and i so agree with Jen, your hair is so dreamy!

    Really great advice about what to do if you use a knit with less stretch! Can’t wait to see the black one too!


  3. Love this! You look amazing! Sadly, I made the mistake of making a couple of these for my sister that aren’t stretchy enough– whoops! But it’s such an easy pattern and a flattering style!

  4. Hi! I love the skirt on you, you are so stinkin’ cute preggers! How far along are you? I am currently 18 wks, we find out the sex on Friday at our gender reveal party w/friends. Would love it if you passed by my blog and checked it out:) Also, love the color of the skirt, perfect for fall/winter!

  5. Wow, Kelli! I love the skirt. I agree that fitted items that make you look pregnant and not just big (gigantic in some cases) look so, so, so much better. I’ve got a new approach to maternity wear this time around and I feel a lot better about my style already.

    • I bet you are adorable pregnant. You should make this skirt! It’s very doable and you would look great. I am imagining you making it up a in leopard print knit for sure!

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