I’ve cheaped out…

(not like this is an earth shattering declaration, I often cheap out)…

But after a ridiculous spending spree the other week, I decided to start getting my craft on.

It started with my ever increasing waistline. And my dwindling supply of clothes that actually fit me… I’ve been wearing the same pair of pants every day for two weeks – they are the only pants that fit. Needless to say, I sort of went hog wild once I walked into the first store that had clothes that would actually fit me. I can’t be blamed. A girl can only wear the same pants for so long.

One trip to Pea in the Pod later (aka: one wild spending spree later), sanity soon resurfaced and I decided that I could sew some cute tank tops (thereby saving myself from the shame of spending $25 for a tank top with a little ruching on the side. yes, $25 for ONE tank top.) Again, I can’t be blamed. The delight in finally finding some clothes that made me look preggo, and not just like I was chunking up a bit, sent me over the edge. That said, once I got home and swallowed down the slight-vomit-in-the-mouth sensation upon examining the receipts, my crafter instinct kicked in and I got crafty…

So, I high-tailed it over to Target, bought some cheap-o tank tops, and got creative. I had some 1/4” elastic and sewed it onto the inside seam, creating my very own ruched maternity tanks.

Basically, I just copied the way-overly-priced-but-oh-so-fabulous Pea in the Pod tank. I cut the elastic about 7” long, started sewing about 6” down from the arm and stretched it til I got to about 3” up from the bottom hem. I had to stretch the elastic out pretty tight as I sewed, but it all came together.

End Result: a couple of super cute ruched maternity tanks that cost me about $5/tank to complete. Almost makes up for the absurd pea-in-the-pod-spending-frenzy-debacle.  Almost…

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