I made a couple changes to the Megan Nielson Ruched Maternity Shirt Pattern I posted last week HERE. And I’m pretty happy with how this shirt ended up. Even with the mis-matched chevron pattern on the side seams :).
I don’t know if it was just me, but the sleeves needed a bit of tweaking anyways. The sleeve is too large for the sleeve opening on the bodice piece. But it isn’t a big deal…just sew the seam larger until it fits. I made sure to use tracing paper and keep that pattern piece so that I won’t have to refigure it out each time. Other changes I made were with the neckline—I just made it higher so I didn’t have to wear a cami underneath. I lengthened the back piece and didn’t have the front piece swoop down. I think that is cute, but those pregnancy pant panels can be hard to cover up and again, I didn’t want to have to wear anything underneath the shirt—especially when I get bigger and it gets warmer here. No need for extra layers! I also skipped the ruching altogether. I was going to add elastic to the sides, but really liked the length and fit as it was.
I don’t know why I made another small size. Because I’m a bit worried it won’t fit once I’m further along. It should stretch of course, but it will be quite tight. If there is a ‘next time’ sewing this shirt, I’ll make a medium. This is me with my 25 + 2 days belly today.
Oh, and one thing I think is a must for hemming knits is this great stuff:
I use it on the neckline and for the hemming on the sleeves and bottom. No ripple effect at all. And I use a double needle on the neckline and hems as well.
I hope your week is going great! I just have to say thank you for still reading my blog. I know it isn’t what it used to be, but it’s what works for me and my family right now. I’ve always appreciated your sweet comments and even taking the time to stop by! So thank you.