Facebook fans already know this, but I am in love with this top!!!!!
It’s been a while since I made clothing for myself, but get ready for a whirlwind people. I was totally inspired by this top on Modcloth. I took Kathleen’s advice and perused some clothing websites before heading to the thrift store the other week.
When I saw this shirt,
I knew exactly what I could do with it! Make this:
I was so happy the shirt I found was a size 16. That meant I could for sure make it into a maternity top. I’m not sure it will last all the way to the end, but it will go pretty far.
And, when I’ve had the baby, I can take the sides in some and continue wearing it. *Sigh* So nice.
You will need a larger than normal shirt (I am a 6 and this was a size 16), extra fabric for the bottom (I used a knit so I didn’t have to finish any edges), velcro, felt, hot glue gun, and about a half yard to a yard of fabric for the belt.
The Rosette Belt
Start by taking the measurement of where you will wear the belt. I am wearing mine above my stomach, so I measured there. Then cut a piece of fabric that is the width of your measurement plus 2-3 inches. I made the height of it 4 inches for a skinny belt, but you can make it shorter or taller for a thicker or skinnier belt.
Now, this isn’t an exact science, but hopefully it will help you see that you can create fun modern looks in maternity clothing! Happy Sewing!