5.17.2012

The Perfect Excuse To Sew Up Some New Tops

Care to engage in a conversation about my boobs?  No?  Okay, I'll keep it short.  Let's just say that breastfeeding has turned my previously teeny-tiny boobs into much larger specimens and the vast majority of my tops are now ridiculously tight around the chest and shoulders area (kind of like they are being worn by the Incredible Hulk).  It's a bummer to have a closet full of clothes that I can't wear, but of course it's the perfect excuse to sew a couple new tops, right?


First up was the Tiny Pocket Tank by Grainline Studio which was an amazingly quick and easy top to sew (perfect for sewing in between short and unpredictable naps).  I opted to leave off the pocket and ended up taking up the shoulder about a quarter of an inch because I was concerned that the neckline was going to be too low on me  Other than that, though, I just followed the instructions which just so happened to be great.  I have to say, I'm pretty excited to have one more top that actually fits me - especially since I finished it just in time for some gorgeous spring weather.


Pattern: Tiny Pocket Tank by Grainline Studio
Size: 8
Fabric: A cotton sateen from the Lisette collection

15 comments:

  1. it's so pretty! and dude, I totally need to make a bigger size when I make another one. yours looks so good!

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  2. Love this pattern, wore mine on Tuesday. There is also an awesome and free Colette Tank pattern on Grosgrain's website. Wearing mine from it today!! Free is always good. Love the pattern of your tank!!

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  3. Ok, I love this top. The fabric is awesome and I love the cut of it. Well done!

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  4. LOL. well, your new top fits perfectly! i think you need at least two more. :)

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  5. i miss my boobs! they are flat balloons now; not attractive... your new shirt looks great! i love the fabric. you are such an amazing seamstress!

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  6. Yay, it looks fab! Nicke, you can have some of mine ;o)

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  7. Fab work lining up those green diamonds down the front. Very cute.

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  8. I love this! I'm pretty sure I have to have this pattern now. The fabric you chose rocks and the fit is very bigger boob flattering!

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  9. Super cute top! I love the colors and the shape is so easy and flattering - good under a cardigan for not so hot days.

    Yeah, breastfeeding has, ahem, that effect on me as well (except I'm not that small to begin with). It can get a bit hoochie-mama if I'm not careful!

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  10. ugh, early postpartum is the worst. my body always felt so out of proportion. good for you that you actually did something about it and made yourself a cute top!

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  11. Cute! I like that pattern--I wonder if the neckline is higher than the wiksten tank?

    I loooooved my nursing cleavage while I had it. I was so thrilled about that, after our first baby, I told my husband I was going to nurse our son until he left for college just so I could keep the B-sized boobs. :-)

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  12. Great top! I like how you adjusted the neckline, I would want to do the same thing! I also love the fabric you chose, it looks so light and summery!

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  13. Super cute and I like how it drapes - very pretty. Totally get wanting to adjust the neckline as well. I have had to donate the vast majority of my closet because it was just a bit too low for being a mama. Though I probably should have kept it all considering he just pulled my shirt down in public all the time anyway. :)

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  14. I discovered your blog a few week ago, and I love it! I especially enjoy your sense of humor. The clothes you make looks great.

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