I am not a big fan of spending lots of money on maternity clothes. My pants and shorts still fit me but they just do not snap and zipper. I cannot get myself to spend money on buying a bunch of new bottoms. I have seen Belly Band in my past pregnancies but figured I could easily make my own Using a old t-shirt.
Take a t-shirt & cut the whole shirt underneath the armpit opening straight across. After your done cutting you will have a tube.
If you can sew great, hem the top & bottom so it gives a nice clean look but make sure you do not sew the tube together!
Now you have DIY pregnancy band! No one will notice that your pants/shorts button or zipper is not closed because it will be covered and the band will help hold your bottoms up. Just step in the tube portion, slide it over your shorts, pants, skirt opening over the button or zipper – no one will even know that your button or zipper is undone but you! Not only does it hold your bottoms up but it gives the shirt you are wearing a layered look because it will appear that you have two shirts on!
See – very easy & only costs a small fraction of the name brand! I happened to have a old t-shirt I used in my drawer that I never wear anymore, so really it didn’t cost me anything! Your tummy band should last quite sometime until your tummy increases in size, when that happens use a larger t-shirt and make another one that will accommodate you!
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