Sunday, February 8, 2009

A very pregnant Inder makes a hippy top.

Here I am, 28 weeks pregnant and modeling a top I just sewed up. The pattern is the "Smashing Smock" from Seams to Me, by Anna Maria Horner (such a pretty book). The problem is that it's not a maternity pattern. So I fussed and fussed with the pattern, adding inches practically everwhere, but in the end, it is still a bit small. So I am categorizing this as a "wearable muslin." I have great plans for an even better follow-up maternity smock.

7 comments:

  1. The owls!!

    Can't wait to get home and see you model in person.

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  2. Yep, those are owls. The fit may not be the most flattering (but at my size, it's difficult to precisely define "flattering" anyway), but the fabric is adorable.

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  3. My beautiful daughter! You look great!

    Dad

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  4. I googled this pattern to see if anyone else was going through the same trouble--I'm modifying the top for my pregnant belly and doing it in muslin first. Yours looks really cute!

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  5. Hi, Swims! Congratulations!

    For me the biggest (har har) issue was actually my pregnant-sized bust, rather than my belly. The pattern was obviously intended for nice, petite B-cups, not my giant soon-to-be-milk-producing bosoms.

    So I had to shorten the yoke considerably in front, to move the ease up higher, where I needed it. Alternately, I could have widened the front yoke, but it didn't occur to me that this was going to be a problem area until after I had cut. That's why I'm warning you!

    Either way, you may need some kind of large bust adjustment.

    Otherwise, the main change I made was to almost double the width of the gathered front piece, so there is plenty of room for growth. I used the same notches for gathering, but I gathered a lot more fabric between them.

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  6. It's so cute! Love the owls.

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