Added Apr 23, 2012
Here is the last (for the moment!) maternity shirt for my sister realized in a hurry to be ready for Easter.
I fell in love with the printed bordeaux jersey as soon as I saw it, but I couldn’t find a matching fabric, the only one I saw of the same colour was really too heavy. Then I thought I could use the lilac jersey of the second shirt: I have a huge quantity left!
Actually the shirt in these pictures is not completed, it is missing two buttons in purple and bordeaux shades that I sewn while I was on the train just before deliverying the shirt! I applied them in the front part of the straps.
The idea was to add a jersey stripe in the bottom to create a “bubble” effect but once I saw the shirt as it is now I thought it was too cute this way. By the way I’ll add the stripe once the belly will be bigger, to avoid leaving the bottom part bare.
Starting from the base pattern (taken from an old number of the italian magazine La Mia Boutique) I added the gathering under the breast, realized sewing with the sewing machine and elastic thread, so the shirt has a more defined shape but still remaining very comfortable.
The additional idea? Using the second shirt on top if this one, until the weather will become a bit hotter! They are wonderful together!
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