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« on: February 18, 2009 04:50:47 PM »

So this is my first ever post, and I am admittedly a bit nervous about the feedback.  I am 7 months pregnant and was hitting an ugly wall when it came to maternity clothes.  WE ARE NO LONGER IN THE 80'S PATTERN COMPANIES!!!  So I adapted a Simplicity pattern to cover my ever growing belly.  My bust has gotten quite large since getting pregnant, so i tried an easier pattern that fit there.  I pivoted the lower half out about 3 inches and added about 3 1/2 inches to the length.  I think it fits pretty well and have already made some more in other fabrics so I can stop wearing my boyfriends T-shirts everywhere I go.  Please tell me what you think (and try to be nice).  I'd love to hear some comments from other sewers!  Thanks.

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2009 04:59:00 PM »

I think it looks great! The fabric is cute, and you wear pregnancy well! My only suggestion would be to maybe put elastic or something at the bottom? It looks a little odd jutting out like that (but it's still much cuter than men's t-shirts!). Dunno whether elastic would actually work, though.

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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2009 05:00:55 PM »

the shirt looks great on you and you are beautiful, no feeling ugly!

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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2009 05:02:56 PM »

I love the fabric. I think you did a great job. I don't know if elastic would work either. And it's hard not to jut out like that (I'm 27 weeks myself). I think maybe if it was a little longer in front it might drape more. But I'd definitely wear it like it is.
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2009 05:14:33 PM »

I'm impressed!  Looks very cute!!

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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2009 05:24:45 PM »

First..congratulations!!! Cheesy

Two...I think the top is adorable!  Great fabric choice and style.  I agree with evilSabina, though.  A few extra inches on the front might help it drape a bit more and will give you longer to wear it...that beautiful belly is just gonna get bigger! Wink

And C...you are gorgeous!

P.S.  You might want to try making it in a knit...extra stretch and drape-ier.

« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2009 05:26:40 PM »

I think you did a great job as well.  If the shirt was a little bit longer it would drape down more and not stick out.  You are looking good at 27 weeks.  Pregnancy is always beautiful.

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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2009 05:31:03 PM »

I had my son in Octovber and I do agree there are a lot of uuuugly mat shirts out there.  I love yours though, nice shape and lovely fabric.  I fortuantely only really started looking pregnant about a week before I gave birth.  So I just wore my regular shirts.  Ya, weird i know.

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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2009 05:37:24 PM »

Thanks so much!  I was trying to figure out just how long to make it.  I didn't want it to look like I was wearing this tent dress and jeans.  But I definately think that the next one will be a few inches longer.  Thanks for all the positive comments.  It feels good to know that not all maternity clothes have to be oversized knit jumpers and giant T-shirts with lave collars. 
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2009 05:53:26 PM »

Your bump is adorable!  Smiley I agree about adding a few inches in front on the next one.

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