As my belly gets bigger, I have less and less clothes that fit me. Both buying and making maternity clothes seems like such a waste to me sometimes, since I will only be able to wear the clothes for a few short months. Because of this, I have started planning clothing projects that I will be able to wear while pregnant, and also after I have the baby.
I found the free pattern for this top on Burda Style. I like the loose-fitting style, and the fact that it is made with knit fabric instead of woven. To accomodate my tummy, I added about 4 inches to the length of the top so that as I get further along, I will not be showing skin along the bottom. After I give birth, I will likely bring the bottom hem up again.
I was pleasantly surprised at how easily this project came together. I was also happy with the fit. There was only one size given with the pattern but I decided to go for it anyways, and it ended up fitting perfectly. I also like that it hides the size of my belly a bit…at least when you are looking from the front. I think I will end up making a couple more of these shirts because of how great the fit is.
On a side note, can you believe that I am wearing a tank outside in the winter!? The weather here has been very mild. I think someone must have heard my wish for less snow a couple months ago!