I made a decision around the time I found out I was pregnant, not to spend all my hard earned money on MAT clothes. Part of the reason being that my hard earned money is already allocated to another place, and the other part is that I think that maternity clothes are way overpriced for the amount of time you wear them (kind of like wedding dresses, and I already gave in and bought one of those).
So as I mentioned here, I chose to shop at the local salvation army to see if I could find a few pairs of pants that (almost) fit, to alter into maternity pants. I was lucky enough to find one pair of jeans and two pairs of work appropriate dress pants for a total of $13!
here, here and here, which confirmed the plans I already had to basically cut off the waist/zipper and add jersey with stretch (or in my case my brother's old t-shirt).
So far this has been a pretty amazing experience, and I'm excited for the rest of it! I hope you're all having a good week. I'll be checking in again soon!