This dark linen was purchased down at Goldhawk Road, when I went on a buying spree to get lots of stretch fabrics for making maternity clothes. This very simple pattern for drawstring trousers seemed a perfect sort of maternity trouser – wearable at all waistline circumferences, lightweight and cosy (although I do realise we’re moving into winter now), and should still suit after the birth. They are the pants that accompany Vogue 8565, but with a drawstring instead of elastic.
I also made the tunic for Vogue 8565 – the more eagle-eyed seamstresses may have noticed the hem seemed uneven – far too long in the front. This was the very first maternity friendly garment I tried to make. I haven’t worn it yet – the hem is more suited to several months down the line – but it was a good proof of concept and may see some wear before too long. I also made a sweater dress that should suit for winter and expand as I do.