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Topic: Expanding maternity shirt!  (Read 1450 times)
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« on: January 26, 2011 02:21:54 PM »

One of my coworker's baby bumps was beginning to show, so I made her  a cute top that she can wear in her small and larger stages. I used two old shirts, but used only the fabric and none of the seams.
(Creepy simulated belly)

I basted the tops of the front seams together so she can cut them as she needs more room, then sew back together when she's given birth.

 Then I sewed elastic into the back to accomodate a growing bust and the front is reinforced so she can wear without a bra.
 
 This top was so cute and comfy that I had a hard time parting with it, even though I have no immediate baby plans! I hadn't accounted for our different sizes, and it was somewhat too small for her, but at least it was fun to make.
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2011 05:19:05 AM »

That is really nice, shame about it being too small. Maybe make your friend a bigger one and keep that one for in the future in case you have some kidlets?
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