DIY, Sewing

Maternity Sewing | Megan Nielsen Ruched Skirt

Look at me! Blogging twice in a week! And with a photo background that isn’t my sunroom! Can you believe it? I can’t.

My belly finally decided to pop out just after I posted my exciting announcement sharing that we are expecting our first baby in April. Cue none of my clothes fitting or really being comfortable–which makes dressing for work really hard!

But I’m not really complaining. I’m super happy to be growing a little boy in my belly. Luckily, I’ve been feeling a little less lethargic than my first trimester (people really aren’t lying when they tell you how tired they are!), so I finally cut out my first Erin Ruched Skirt by Megan Nielsen Patterns to remedy my shrinking wardobe. 

I ordered this pattern a couple of months after I found out I was expecting–I’ve been preparing to update my wardrobe for awhile. Now that I’m less tired this was the perfect pattern to start with! It’s easy and quick to sew, and it is SO versatile! Check out my favorite ways to style it here, here and here.

My first version is a simple, black, knee-length version of the pattern, and I love it. The only change I made was using 3/4″ elastic, but that was because it was all I had on hand and I didn’t want to wait to wear this skirt! The fabric I used is a black ponte knit from It’s very soft and comfortable.

I definitely recommend this pattern, and I will have a few more versions sewn up before the end of this month. I’m also planning a hybrid skirt/top dress version, so stay tuned!


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