Saturday, January 4, 2014

Maternity Shirt for My Daughter

My daughter is pregnant (WOO HOO!!!!!! I'm gonna be a Grandma!!!!) I'm just a little excited :)

I promised to whip her up some maternity clothes. We picked out several Megan Nielsen maternity patterns. I picked up several different knits at Jo-Ann's this past week from the 50% off red tag sales area. Can't go wrong with a good sale! 

This pattern is Megan Nielsen Ruched Maternity T-Shirt. (http://megannielsen.com/collections/sewing-patterns/products/ruched-maternity-tshirt-sewing-pattern)  Great directions, very easy to put together, complelty done on the serger.

I sewed up this first version as a wearable muslin in a super soft rayon jersey.  She was quite happy with it, me on the other hand was not quite happy with the fit. There is too much pulling from under the arms into the outer chest and looked a little tight across the upper back. And the sleeve were 4 inches too long!! As you can see she is really just starting to show and there is plenty of room for expanding tummy.

I just finished a second version. This one I have added a little more room to the upper back and underarm. I'll see how it fits her tomorrow.

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations to your daughter and the maternity shirt is looking good. With the next one you will be able to tweak it more to your liking.

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    1. Thank you Sheila, we are all quite excited about the addition to the family!

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