Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pina Dress and Top–Megan Neilsen MN 1002


This is an old picture from the internet, the pattern is now $20.00
Description: Sewing pattern for this incredibly comfortable maternity & nursing dress or top. It has a gathered v neck, gathered sleeves and a gathered empire waist.
The pattern includes instructions on how to make a top, a dress with ruffled hem or a dress without ruffled hem, short sleeves, 3/4 length or long sleeves. It’s an entire wardrobe in one pattern! The waistline is generous, allowing ample room for your growing belly.
Sizing: XS to XL
Instructions:  Megan’s patterns come with the best little booklet of instructions and pattern variation ideas.  This pattern can be for the beginner to more advanced.  One thing I really liked is how she has you lay out the bodice pieces before sewing.  A nice visualization for constructing a raglan sleeve type bodice. 
Changes:  I lengthened the sleeve to 3/4 per Megan’s instructions in the booklet.  At the first of the booklet, she has illustrations with all the variations.  Under each illustration, she lists how you need to cut that particular garment out.  For example, if you want a 3/4 sleeve, lengthen by 9 inches (only short sleeve is included in the pattern sheet
Likes/Dislikes:  I like everything about this pattern, from the instructions to elastic placement to the finished product.
Fabric:  Cotton lycra knit from Needle Nook, it is a wonderful print.
Conclusion:  A great pattern with many possibilities for changing it each and every time.  I think this one will be worn quite a bit

Elastic at the neckline, empire waistline
bodice MN1002

Close-up of eleastic
back MN1002

MN1006 dress - girls in the garden blog

I hope you are not tired of maternity sewing, because I have about 8-10 more items to do! Smile


  1. Anonymous6:55 AM

    Beatiful! Not tired at all for maternity sewing!

  2. Your daughter is so fashionable during her pregnancy. You're doing a wonderful thing for her.

  3. Very stylish, Lori!

  4. I didn't buy her patterns because I thought they were to expensive, but seeing them made up I wish I would have. Very cute.

  5. Anonymous7:24 AM

    I love this one, very hip =)

  6. Such a pretty dress.
    I"ve been checking out all your posts, I have missed a lot :) you have been a busy lady and everything you make is so beautiful.

  7. Beautiful. I've never sewn maternity wear so I'm interested to see what you come up with.

  8. You are making some great maternity items! My daughter ended up with a pretty extensive wardrobe from other people plus Macy's purchases (her employer) so we didn't end up sewing any items for her. I love the patterns you found though. This dress is particular is very cute.

  9. This is super cute! I love your fabric choice.

  10. I would actually wear this dress! It's adorable! Erin is a lucky girl.

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