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Message Board > Patterns and Notions > Are people interested in a maternity skirt pattern? ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Are people interested in a maternity skirt pattern?
Wondering if there is a market for my self-drafted maternity skirt pattern.
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Date: 3/20/12 8:31 AM

I'm sorry if this is not suitable mods-not sure where or if I'm able to post this.

I've been toying with the idea of selling my maternity skirt pattern, but am not confident that it will sell. I'm looking at getting it digitised and graded up and made into a pdf, but would like some feedback and indications of interest before I venture into this.

To see a pic, follow the links on the review below.

PR review of my maternity skirt

It's designed for full coverage of the baby bump, almost like an empire waistline. Can be worn with any top. Looks very slimming with flounces at the back. Classic styling.

Can you tell me what you guys think? I haven't done anything yet at this point, just wondering whether it's a good idea.




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Date: 3/20/12 8:55 AM

My baby making days are over! But I think that it's a great idea. It's a nice looking shirt. Good luck to you!

Nora :)

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Date: 3/20/12 9:45 AM

I'm not in need of one myself, but the young lady who cuts my hair has despaired about finding maternity clothes that fit, are cute, and don't cost a fortune. Your skirt would probably help sew-ists deal with that issue.
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Date: 3/20/12 10:15 AM

It's really cute. You should kick it around some more. I never see any cute maternity patterns, not that I will ever need one again.

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Date: 3/20/12 4:43 PM

I had a hard time finding maternity clothes period, sewing patterns or RTW (I was on bed rest, so I wore DH's pajama pants most of the time).

So, yes, I would think there would be a market for it. I wound up having 80% RTW non-maternity because I couldn't find them at all, and the other 20 I had to get at a consignment shop. I got really sick with mine in a short time, so I didn't feel like sewing, but I could have had my mother do it for me.

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Date: 3/21/12 7:46 AM

I think it's a good idea. There needs to be a whole line of maternity patterns. I wanted to make my DIL some clothes while she was pregnant, and there isn't any thing out there. Burda had a couple, and I think I just read not to long ago a review of a Kwik Sew maternity pattern, but over all it isn't much, and they are shapeless. I wish I had saved mine from 30 years ago. Vogue had quite a few then.

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Date: 3/21/12 6:12 PM

I'm not sure how big a market you're looking for (what would make it worth your while), but I have seen self-drafted patterns offered on etsy. I've also seen custom patterns offered--they'll make up a pattern for you based on your measurements--as well as instruction sheets to draft your own patterns to your measurements using the designer's design. So there are some various options for you to explore!

Good luck!

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Date: 3/22/12 10:53 AM

I think it is a great idea -- the market may not be huge, but in my opinion there's really very little out there, be it RTW or pattern-wise. My baby boy is now almost 5 months, so I've been there quite recently.

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