Sunday, January 27, 2013

3-in-1 Refashion

With the holidays behind us, a new baby coming soon, and a tighter budget this semester, I decided not to spend any money on clothes for myself this month {not to mention any clothes I buy now will be obsolete post-baby bump}. However, I'm also in that stage of pregnancy when I find myself staring at my closet and, after trying on 7 shirts that just make me feel like a balloon, I throw on the one shirt that happens to flatter me that week and hope no one notices it's the third day in a row that I've worn it. Also, I've officially crossed the threshold of the closet and adopted husband's t-shirt collection as my own. 

So, in an attempt to stick to my promise and give myself a little self-esteem boost, I decided to refashion a pair of jeans I haven't worn {or liked} for a long time. Turns out, to get the kind of pants I've been coveting {see here}, there were three steps involved to get myself this "new" sassy pair of pants. 

Thankfully, one of my fave blogs provided me with all the instructions I needed.

Pretty awful right? Granted, they're not zipped because of the belly, but I think we can all agree they do nothing for me in this state.

Step 1 & Step 2: Make them maternity and skinnify them...{See links for the tutorials}

Step 3: Add some polka dots...

Aaand there she is. 28-week belly and all.

They're not perfect, but they make me happy. And they didn't cost me a thing!


  1. So cute! You go with your frugal self!

  2. I'm bursting my buttons with pride over my thrifty creative daughter...way to happify yourself Brenna-my-Brenna!