Monday, March 16, 2009

Maternity shopping online

Ok. Well, I got my Shade shirts today in the mail. Super fast (and it better be since it cost nearly $8 for shipping! I missed out on the free shipping for orders over $50 that they're doing now.). I have a really hard time ordering stuff online because it NEVER is quite what I expect it to be. I was also worried because I couldn't try the stuff on and they didn't have a sizing chart or anything, so I just had to guess. I bought 2 mediums and 1 large, thinking I'd just use the large at the end.

The medium fits fine through the body and I'll be able to wear it the rest of my pregnancy, but holy crap are they long! I am 5'3" petite person and the medium comes down to mid-thigh! And I definitely have a baby bump already in the equation (updated picture to come this week). The large was ridiculously too long for me and maybe a little too big through the top/shoulders. So, I guess I'll try and sell it on craigslist or ebay or something. Any tall pregnant friends interested in a large white maternity baby tee? They're normally $24.50 but I'm going to be selling it for $18 since I got the "buy 3 get them for $18/shirt" deal. Brand spanking new.

Now that I know kind of know what I'm looking at, I'm going to now try a couple shirts from Down East Basics. This time I'm going to go for the small!!

Also, I finished sewing one maternity skirt and am close to finishing a second. When I finish the second I'll post pictures of both. I'm also going to try and make a "mini undershirt" like this mini-molly. I often need an undershirt for low cut necklines, but I don't want a full undershirt because it just creates too many hot layers, especially during the hot summers here. If knit proves too difficult to sew without a serger, I may just buy that mini-molly.

6 comments:

FoxyJ said...

I'm also 5'3" and have yet to find a layering shirt brand that is not really long. I know they're meant to add a bit of length at the bottom, but all the ones I've tried result in me having a bunch of extra fabric piled up on my bum. It's especially a problem because even though I'm short I'm big framed and have to buy larger sizes. If anyone starts making petite layering stuff I would be happy.

Celia Marie (W.) B. said...

I've had the bum bunching as well with some layering stuff, but surprisingly this medium doesn't seem as though it will ride up. It seems roomy enough that it won't get caught on my bum when I walk.

Kristeee said...

Petite layering shirts would be nice. I tried on a Downeast Basics shirt with lace on the bottom and it seriously came down to fingertip length. Buying maternity clothes was terrible - they all seemed to assume that if I was short I should be tiny, and that a large meant that I was 7 inches taller.

Lesley said...

I like the down east brand alot better than the shade brand. That's just me though.

Juls said...

I have never heard of the mini molly. That looks like a good option for you. WOW you are sewing skirts! I think I was the only one who never really developed the sewing skill. (I can make curtains or sew a straight line :)

Lindsay said...

Maternity clothes period are frustrating. Nothing fits until I'm a couple weeks away from delivering. And then, they only fit nicely for a day or two before my belly explodes in it's last growth spurt. Sigh. Good luck. I hope you find something that works. You'll have to let me know how you like the DownEast stuff.