Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Color Blocked Maternity Shirt

  I just learned that it's Selfish Sewing week over at Imagine Gnats and I'm happy to have something to share. My sewing machine has been stitching away and I'm just getting around to posting. Here is the maternity shirt I stitched up last week.  We finally got a minor break in the rain so I could step outside for a few meager shots of it.
I told you I was going use those orange polka dots again. I'm on the fence a little about how this turned out though.  Of course I used a regular pattern and "maternity-fied" it. This pattern happens to be in our new book Just For You. It's a fun pattern by Jessica from Running with Scissors with endless color blocking options.

 To make it maternity, I just swooped out the bottom a little more on the side seams and turned the "hi-lo" hem into a "lo-lo" hem, making the front the same length as the back but leaving the swooped opening at the sides

The back has three panels as well, which hopefully you can see through all the wrinkles from a day of wear.
I'm not sure this is the most flattering style for my preggo belly but I do like the color blocking on it and will definitely sew this again when my belly has shrunk a bit.

 Have you been doing any selfish sewing this week? 

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