I work in a medical office and we wear scrubs. It’s like wearing pajamas to work every day! I got through my second trimester by purchasing one maternity top, and another regular top in a larger size, and wearing regular scrub bottoms.
Well, the third trimester has arrived. On Monday, my scrub bottoms were so tight they felt like they were cutting me in front. I took matters into my own hands!
The offending scrubs:
I found an ill-fitting pair of maternity pants and cut off the stretchy panel. I made sure to mark center front, center back, and the left and right side. I measured how much the bottom edge of the front belly panel dipped below center back, then cut my scrub bottoms accordingly.
I ended up with an acceptable-looking pair of maternity scrubs:
My 28.5 week belly is very pleased! My pregnant brain forgot to hide the photo clicker, and a couple other things…but you get the gist of my sewing win. I didn’t have to go shopping for new clothes, or spend a dime. It only took a few minutes and now my scrub bottoms are as comfy as pajamas, yet again!
If you have need of converting pants to maternity, I suggest perusing the maternity bottoms at Goodwill. For a few dollars, you can reuse a belly panel from an ugly pair of pants.