Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Last Four Maternity Shirts

I am putting them all in one post, they are all from previously reviewed patterns.
First up Megan Neilsen’s Ruched top.  Blogged here and here and reviewed here
The first one is a stripe knit from Joann’s
megan neilson stripe
close-up of neck binding on the bias
bias binding

Then a thin off-white from Joann’s, Erin will have to layer it but it will be a good basic.  Shirt is stuck on the pillow bump pretty awkwardly!
megan nielson off white
Gathers on the side:
gathers on side

#3 is SImplicity 2804
blogged here and here and here (wow I look young in that one)
and finally reviewed here
For Erin’s version, I omitted the bottom band, lengthened the entire top by 4”.  Then added 2” to the front curving to side seams.  This is from a sweater knit from Joann’s.
SImp 2804
This is one of my favorite tops, it just looks so cute on the dressform.
So the neckline wouldn’t stretch out, I used some lycra binding.  I sewed this as binding at the neckline and then turned it completely to the wrong side.  I did turn it in a bit more, so it would not show at all.
lycra binding
Finally, Vogue 8597
Here is the review and the blog post and another blog post
This fabric is from a mystery bundle at Fabric Mart.
I made view C with alterations
  • Altering the side seams, but cutting at the seam to the bust dart, hinging this out 2” at the bottom.
  • adding 2” to the center front and tapering to side seams
  • this Vogue pattern is very fitted, lots of curves at the waist.  I straightened the pattern allowing more room for the belly.
Vogue 8597
collar on vogue 8597

One thing to finish for Erin and I think her maternity wardrobe is good.  I can see her wanting something new and different at Christmas and then toward the end of the pregnancy. 


  1. Knit tops are so comfortable to wear. Each one of these look fantastic. Erin will be so happy to have so many tops to choose from.

  2. Love the striped and the white one will be a staple for layering. The neckline on the striped on looks so neat...what brand/model of coverstitch machine do you have?
    Nice job, Grandma!

  3. Very cute! Don't you just love the new style of maternity clothes!