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« on: July 14, 2011 08:37:39 AM »

So after seeing this pattern I thought it would be fun to make (Alexus1325 suggests it all the time...).  I wasn't pregnant at the time and I just thought it would be a fun shirt to make.  The pattern used to be free but it looks like you need to purchase it now.

I made a few changes to the pattern.  I lined the bodice and the straps (with the polka dot fabric).  I finished the edges of the sleeves.  I used 4-way stretch fabric and cut the straps such that there is a seam so that they were cut across the width of the fabric (this saved a tonne of fabric and at $22/m I needed to).  (I don't remember if they ended up being 1 piece or 2...)



And since it seems like if you make a maternity shirt you are doomed ( Cheesy) to get pregnant:
 


A few comments on the pattern:
The sleeves are really narrow--I should have made them a little more forgiving.  Also wearing this shirt can be a pain (the wrapping moves and you can end up with skin showing).  I also found it hard to get it wrapped well while pregnant as I couldn't seem to wrap it so it was tight at the edge of the bodice yet covered the belly.  It is also a pain to wash/dry...
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2011 11:40:13 AM »

It looks lovely on you, pregnant or not. I like the lining, it adds a great touch.
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2011 05:19:30 AM »

Thanks Antidigger.
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2011 12:58:22 PM »

This is so cute I love the contrast you did. And if making a maternity shirt causes pregnacy I am off to make one right now. But you did a great job. so cute thank you for sharing.
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2011 09:12:19 PM »

Thanks Beth.
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2011 06:04:07 PM »

Heeeeeey, looks great! Thanks for the info about the strappy bits sliding around your belly. Did ya have that problem before the belly?

This is still on my giant million-page to-do list Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2011 05:44:38 AM »

Thanks ALexus1325.

The straps did move around when I wasn't pregnant as well, but not quite as badly. 
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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2011 11:39:29 AM »

to wash I'd suggest putting it in a pillow case (pillow sham, pillow cover?) and then tying the top with a hairband (bobble? scrunchie?). machine wash as normal and let hang to dry OR leave in the pillow case and tumble dry. this is how i used to wash my meitai as it had awfully long straps.
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2011 08:02:33 PM »

thanks for the washing tip.
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