Posted in Build Your Wardrobe, Crafts, Sewing, tagged clothing, Crafts, hand-made, maternity, sewing, shirt, top on April 19, 2010|
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Over the weekend I was looking for a quick project that I could post about, and ran across this free pattern by Megan Nielsen that I had bookmarked a few weeks ago. I had some purple jersey fabric left over from another project, just enough to whip it up!
How I wish I had made this top months ago! I love that it doesn’t matter how much bigger my belly grows, it will keep fitting! That also means that it fits my rule for maternity clothes: I want to be able to wear it both before and after the baby is born with minimal altering. It seems like such a waste to spend time making a top that, at this point, I could only wear for another 8 weeks! Pardon me while I go and freak out for a minute…
As the date for baby’s arrival gets closer and closer, I am finding myself nesting more and more. I spent the better part of the last two weekends cleaning, purging, and organizing. It has helped that it is finally starting to feel like spring around here, and I can partially blame my frenzy on the “Spring Cleaning” bug. Hmm, maybe this is how I freak out?
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Posted in Build Your Wardrobe, Crafts, Sewing, tagged clothing, Crafts, hand-made, maternity, sewing, shirt, tank top on February 1, 2010|
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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!
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