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churchofdisco
« on: September 09, 2005 02:11:44 PM »

so i have pretty much decided that all the maternity patterns i have seen in simplicity and mccall's generally suck. specifically the tops. they are just too tent-esque for my liking. when i was pregnant with my son last year i mostly wore large reconstructed t-shirts, but a gal gets tired of t-shirt after t-shirt. i found this simplicity pattern in the juniors section and wonder what i would need to do to alter the pattern so as to make room for an expanding tummy. i'm thinking just add some length- but maybe some extra fabric to the sides too so the rouching on the sides doesn't get all stretched out?

http://www.simplicity.com/dv1_v4.cfm?design=4561
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DeliaRana
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2005 10:23:55 AM »

First I think you should go to a maternity shop and browse through it.  Look at how the tops are made.  Take note of how the front and back differ.  Is it longer, wider, rounded etc?  Then find a pattern you like and begin to alter it to fit.  The library may also have books on altering patterns. 
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kwicz
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2005 08:48:13 AM »

It may just take cutting the front piece wider starting at about one or two inches below the bust point, and making the center front about three inches longer than the back (taper to meet the unchanged pieces).  That's actually all it takes for most clothing, and it can be done as gussets on the sides for recon.  Many commercial maternity tops are made that way, so you can use one as an example.  I have an Old Navy maternity tank that I plan to use because it fit so well throughout my first pregnancy.

Also, any of the drapey-fronted tops so popular lately would be easy to alter, like Simplicity 5003, 4779, or the top from 4638 ( I love this pattern!).  New Look 6430 would make a good nursing top, too, although I like Kwik Sew 2694 better if you can get it.  Good luck!   
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2006 03:57:04 PM »

you can chnage patterns, here you can buy some instructions, i haven't bought it yet, prolly next week.

http://patternsthatfityou.com/Maternity.htm
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