Added Dec 14, 2010
First of all: I’M NOT PREGNANT!
This maternity top is a Christmas present for a friend who will have her second child in June 2011. I saw this top in a blog of a friend and decided to choose it as present because it is wearable also after the pergnancy (maybe shortening the sashes).
I bought the pattern (5$) here:
MeganNielsen – Wrap Maternity Top
and started to realize the top in a brilliant orange cotton jersey, very soft!
After the first steps I tried it on myself, since my friend has quite my size (except for the belly!!!) but in my opinion it was not so easy to wear: I had serious problems in wrapping myself in the two LONG sashes, quite 3 meters each one. I suppose the belly would not help… So I decided to shorten a bit one of the two sashes (quite 2.5 meters) and to shorten a lot the other one (a bit more than 1 meter). In this way you can easily make just one wrap around the waist with the shortest sash and then wrap with the longest to cover the whole belly.
I think (HOPE!!!) now it is more comfortable to wear!
This is also my first attempt with sleaves, and I must say I’m very satisfied with it! :D
And I enjoyed very much sewing with the twin needles on this fabric! Long-long-long seams and the top perfectly finished!
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