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« on: January 30, 2012 07:48:44 AM »

Less than 15 days to go till due date - I finally got my husband to take pictures of the shirts I altered for myself.

I started 3 shirts, but finished only 2 - with this little time left to go, I'll wait for my next pregnancy to finish the last Smiley

1. Shirred maternity top

I used the following tutorial from DIY maternity - but kept the sleeves long, chopped the cuffs off and added some elastic instead because it's winter.

2. Button up baby doll shirt

Except for adding darts in the upper part, I followed this tutorial. A tutorial from DIY maternity as well.

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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2012 08:14:41 AM »

They are cute, you look great.

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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012 09:51:11 AM »

These are so cute thans for sharring you did a great job.

So many ideas so little time. Will I ever get them all done?
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2012 10:26:52 AM »

Those are way cute.

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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2012 10:27:57 AM »

Both are cute. I love the pink and white striped one.

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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2012 06:43:49 AM »

You did a great job on those!  Grin  That'd be a great excuse to steal some of your hubby's shirts and use them for this to  Cheesy Cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2012 11:31:46 AM »

Thank you! I just bought the shirts second hand. My husband did not want to part with his. Expecially the button up is quite easy to make.
One thing I learned though is to check whether the shirts are button up or have a zipper. I only realized at home that one shirt had a zipper instead of buttons. Never saw a shirt like that before, not ideal for reconstruction...
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2012 01:34:53 PM »

What great recons and they look so comfortable on you. Wonderful idea!
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2012 12:40:47 AM »

The second is my favorite! Good thinking in adding the darts.

I didn't take pictures of any of the maternity clothes I made this summer Sad #2 was a couple of weeks early and I just didn't get around to it until it was to late. I might tie a pillow to my dress form to take some pictures now.

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