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Wrap around maternity top

Added Dec 14, 2010

by robygiup

Novara, Italy






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!

Find more in my blog robygiup.splinder.com

Material Notes

cotton jersey




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Business, Casual, Classic, Evening Wear, Other, Romantic
Cotton, Knits/Jersey


Megan Nielsen

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  • Road_trip_010_large

    Dec 15, 2010, 02.37 AMby cambra

    oh, and, do you have any troubles with the fabric gapping? I think I would miss wrap myself and miss parts of my back or something haha.

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    • Borsa_gatto_large

      Dec 15, 2010, 09.35 AMby robygiup

      No, the sashes are quite wide so there is no risk to miss parts of the back when wearing it!

  • Road_trip_010_large

    Dec 15, 2010, 02.36 AMby cambra

    I think it looks very flattering as a non-maternity top too!

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    • Borsa_gatto_large

      Dec 15, 2010, 09.33 AMby robygiup

      Of course! ;)
      Maybe I’ll do one for myself (as soon as I will have a bit of time…) with short sashes!

  • Dscn5250_large

    Dec 14, 2010, 05.15 PMby mixtlii

    I love the colour, and it looks very professionnal. Good job!

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    • Borsa_gatto_large

      Dec 15, 2010, 09.32 AMby robygiup

      Thanks! :)

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