I found these shorts at Ross for just $9, though the non-maternity name brand tag said $32 original price. I figured the fold-over cotton stretchy waistband would make them the perfect maternity shorts. They're made of slightly stretchy fabric, and they don't make me look like I have diaper butt like all the real maternity shorts do. I also decided to lay them out flat and make a pattern of them so I could have more than one pair of shorts.
And here's what I made from that pattern! I already had the khaki fabric on hand, thanks to a friend, and the stretch fabric I used for the waistband as well.
You can see how the fold-over waist band is super-comfortable around the belly.
I added pockets in the front and little pocket flaps in the back for appearances only (non-functioning), and had planned to sew some cute buttons on the flaps. One day. Probably not though.
So for $9 and two nap-times, I got 2 pairs of shorts. Now that I have the pattern I made from the store-bought pair, I can make as many pairs of these as I want! I'm going to make some olive green ones next.
Would you like to learn how to make your own shorts from your own pattern? Come back later this week for the step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own pattern for these!