Maternity Wrap Tops x 2

Added Jun 6, 2010

by jasmine77

Melbourne, Austr...

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I used Megan Nielsen’s Wrap top pattern that she generously gave for free. She posted on here back in February.
I made the Grey one first and then the Red. First one I made the standard 3/4 sleeve. The next one I extended them to full length. Megan’s pattern was for raw edges, but I decided to use a twin needle for all hems on the top and the sashes.

Material Notes

Both materials are a stretch. The grey one had Rayon in it and I think the Red is more a Lycra mix.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Maternity
Garment Type
Tops
Style
Casual
Material
Blends, Knits/Jersey

Credits

Megan Nielsen

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    Jun 23, 2010, 04.38 PMby ink

    such beautiful photo’s! The top is just gorgeous on you.

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      Jun 24, 2010, 01.12 AMby jasmine77

      My partner took the pics. I think the lighting was perfect on that day. It’s just in our spare room.
      Thank you so much

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    Jun 7, 2010, 08.33 PMby mkim630

    Awww, this is so cute! You are a gorgeous mom too!

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      Jun 9, 2010, 02.27 AMby jasmine77

      Thanks :)

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    Jun 6, 2010, 06.30 PMby zickzack

    Nice tops! I like the structure you get where it is wrapped.

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      Jun 9, 2010, 02.27 AMby jasmine77

      Thanks :)

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    Jun 6, 2010, 05.05 PMby Ana B

    Pretty mommy. The red one looks great on you.

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      Jun 9, 2010, 02.27 AMby jasmine77

      Thanks so much :)

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    Jun 6, 2010, 08.00 AMby megan969

    Love it! I’m not pregnant but I think this would work well to cover my food induced lumps and bumps! I think the best way to prevent too much skin showing through is to wear a vest underneath, which I tend to do with most tops anyway, and it might give the fabric something to cling to a bit more and stop it riding up.

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      Jun 6, 2010, 09.05 AMby jasmine77

      Good idea about the vest/singlet. I think you are right about giving the fabric something to cling to.

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    Jun 6, 2010, 07.05 AMby jasmine77

    Hmmm..yes I have to admit that I have found after a few hours of wear, the top sort of shifts, particurlary if you are moving a lot. The worst for me is going to the bathroom ( especially public ones!) As I have found that after these trips I usually have to do some major re adjustment. I agree that getting it to wrap right can be a challenge. I usually get my partner to hold one sash as I wrap the other round and we swap. I actually watched the “How to wrap” video on the Isabella Oliver website and even the lady that was wrapping it said that “you may need to fix some bits where your skin shows through” I was kind of thinking it might get better once I get a bit bigger as the material will have more to stretch across rather than bunching in places but it could just be the way it is, now hearing your response also! :)

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      Jun 6, 2010, 08.09 AMby candicej

      Well, at least now I know it’s probably not just me :-) I guess that’s the price you pay for a maternity shirt you can wear from week one to forty! Thanks for mentioning the Isabella Oliver video, think I will check that out for some hints…

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    Jun 6, 2010, 06.05 AMby candicej

    They look great, and the colours really suit you. I especially like the red :-)

    This is a bit off the topic, but I bought one of these about a year ago to cut a pattern off, and I just found that it didn’t seem to wrap well. Whenever I bent down, or after long periods of walking, a hole would appear somewhere. I was constantly having to fix myself in public, and for a pregnant woman wrapping these things once is hard enough (at least for me it is). Do you think I was wrapping it “wrong”, is there a way you’ve found that works best?

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