10.26.2011

Let's Wrap This Sucker Up

Behold!  My first maternity sewing project!  It's done and it's wearable!  Let's all say it together now - hurrah!


Okay, enough with the celebration.  Let's get down to the knitty-gritty, shall we?

The pattern is the Wrapped Maternity Top pattern by Megan Nielsen (who is also the genius behind DIY Maternity, a great website to peruse through if you're looking for maternity sewing ideas).  I'm pretty sure that the fabric is some sort of cotton rayon blend, but I just happened to find it in my stash this weekend so don't quote me on that.  Whatever it is, it is ridiculously soft and drapey and has great four-way stretch so it ended up working really well for this project.  Unfortunately, I didn't have the called for three and a half yards of fabric to make the ties from one uninterrupted piece of fabric so instead I just fiddled with the length that I did have and sewed two pieces together to make each tie.  It probably would look more finished without the seam in the middle of the tie but using up some yardage from my stash is definitely worth the two little stitch lines on the ties (which can pretty easily be hidden under the other three yards of fabric).  I have to say that the design of the shirt and the stretch fabric make this top incredibly comfortable to wear, but it's a bit of a pain in the butt to put on.  With three yards of fabric on each tie, it's a feat to get it just so but the massive amount of fabric does allow you to get a fit that works perfectly for your shape (plus it'll allow me to keep wearing it when my stomach gets a wee bit - okay alot - bigger). 


(Speaking of which, I'm 17 weeks along now and I'm pretty sure that 99 percent of the population just thinks that I've just eaten too many donuts.  Super.)

Oh, but I forgot to tell you my two favorite things about this shirt, both of which really appeal to my lazy side - it's made from only three pattern pieces and because it's made from a knit you don't have to finish the edges.  Of course, you could finish them if you were an over-achiever, but then I'm pretty sure that we couldn't be friends...

14 comments:

  1. Wow...that top looks awesome! The color is perfect. Well done.

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  2. Yay we can be friends!

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  3. Super cute! Plus, I would never finish an edge that didn't need it, which means we can be friends! You are the cutest donut eater I've ever met!

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  4. It's so cute - love the color. And YOU are ridiculously cute.

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  5. Looks fantastic!

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  6. All clothes should be as comfortable as maternity clothes...just sayin'! Great job!

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  7. I found your blog a while back and I just wanted to say that I always love to read what you post. Your sewing is wonderful and motivates me to try another project.

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  8. Friends it is then! ;-)
    FA-BU-LOUS top by the way: a keeper for sure! :-)

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  9. you look fabulous sister! too many donuts...maybe just a 1/2, but really not at all. i love the shirt, the purple is fantastic.

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  10. i wanted to make that top when i was pregnant but frankly, i think the 3.5 yards of fabric scared me off. it looks awesome on you!

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  11. Looks great! And maybe when you pop the baby out, you can use all that wrapped fabric to just tuck the bub in there and carry it around like a sling ;)

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  12. Gorgeous! Super cute and I love the colour!

    Oh and hurrah for getting your project done!!!

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  13. great shirt! You're a wiz.
    And I see that you've "popped!"
    I hate it when it's the phase where everyone assumes you've just gained weight in a really weird way. I also had bad skin with my second and dry hair. Awesome!

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  14. ummmm...I didn't mean "also" as in the same as you in my above post. I was just adding that, in addition to just looking like I'd eaten too many donuts, I had the other issues. I'm sure you won't be that unlucky.

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