I cannot find any cute maternity patterns and was thinking about altering some women's sewing patterns in maternity patterns. Any advice??? I would consider myself intermediate in sewing, but I have never majorly overhauled a pattern before.
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If you do a search you can find some tutorials on how to add a panel by altering a pattern or by altering your ready made pants. I have seen options using a store bought panel and for making your own panel. Good luck!
I have also seen tutorials online that tell how to do this. Good luck and post what you make!
Many years ago Stretch n Sew had a formula for this. If I remember correctly, for a top, you go to the cener front and add 6 inches. They had a tool, but just draw a curve up to the side seam. So it adds length in front for your belly, but is the same length on the side. I many numberous tops like this. You can buy stuff at the fabric store because you are essentially making your own pattern, I think it's with the interfacing and wonder-under. Just trace it and cut it out. Besure both sides curve up evenly. That's why stretch n sew had a tool. You might be able to find one on ebay. They were kind of like a ruler, but curved.
Do you think that curved ruler would be a hip curve?