SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Fashion Fabrics Club
Fashion Fabrics Club

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

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Are people interested in a maternity skirt pattern?
Wondering if there is a market for my self-drafted maternity skirt pattern.
dintas
star
dintas
Advanced Beginner
AUSTRALIA
Member since 10/13/09
Posts: 28
Send Message

      



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.




-- Edited on 3/20/12 8:32 AM --

------
Wyld Woman
www.allthewyldthings.blogspot.com

no7262
star
no7262
Beginner
New Jersey USA
Member since 6/5/09
Posts: 1342
Send Message

      



In reply to dintas <<


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 :)

------
Nora :)

kkkkaty
starstarstar
kkkkaty  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Utah USA
Member since 12/7/05
Posts: 2637
Send Message

      



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.
-- Edited on 3/20/12 11:01 AM --

------
Viking Lily 545
Viking Ruby
Bernina Activa 210
Brother 1034d

mastdenman
star
mastdenman  Friend of PR
Intermediate
California USA
Member since 1/12/04
Posts: 6123
Send Message

      



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.

------
Marilyn

January 2009 to January 2010 81 yards out and 71yards in January 2010 to the present 106.7 yards out and 146.5 yards in. January 2011 to the present: 47 yards out and 69 yards in.



Member since 12/31/69
Send Message

      



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.

VivianZ
star
VivianZ  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Louisiana USA
Member since 12/8/04
Posts: 509
Send Message

      



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.

------
height 5'2" bust 36, waist 31, hip 39.
I have way too many yards to count, and I will never use them up, but I will die trying!

stirwatersblue
star
stirwatersblue
Intermediate
Kansas USA
Member since 12/13/08
Posts: 3246
Send Message

      



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!

------
~Gem in the prairie

UrbanSeamstress
star
UrbanSeamstress  Friend of PR
Intermediate
FINLAND
Member since 10/29/10
Posts: 2
Send Message

      



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.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Patterns and Notions >> Are people interested in a maternity skirt pattern?

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Beginners Guide to Sewing Jackets
Beginners Guide to Sewing Jackets

Register

Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics

Register

BurdaStyle Magazine 08-2009-127

photo
by: Maree P

Review
J Stern Designs Womens Jeans Pattern

J Stern Designs Womens Jeans Pattern

Buy Now
SewBaby Petal Dress Pattern

SewBaby Petal Dress Pattern

Buy Now
Simplicity 2245

photo
by: Erin D

Review

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.