First up Megan Neilsen’s Ruched top. Blogged here and here and reviewed here
The first one is a stripe knit from Joann’s
close-up of neck binding on the bias
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!
Gathers on the 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.
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.
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.
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.