Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Top Off This Spring

The warm weather is finally here and so is my visible baby bump. In keeping with my goal not to invest in maternity clothes, I decided to make a few tops with fabric I had in my stash. My main goal was have designs that can be worn when I'm back to my non-pregnant shape. What's the point of making or buying stuff that is only wearable for a couple of months?

The first is my own design. I just loved this tree print fabric, but bought only 1 yd with the intention of making a tote bag so to make sure there'd be enough length for a top I stitched satin blanket binding on the top and fed 1.75" wide elastic through to give length and a nice drape. I'm really looking forward to wearing this out and about.

The second is using McCalls 5050 which I've made before in the long sleeved style. I love how this turned out and was really happy to find a way to use this fabric. It's vintage from the 60s satin that I'd found in a fabric stash my grandmother had left me. Funny how in style this print still is. Comfy, $0 and practical!!


  1. I love these tops!!!!! I want one. I'm due in July, can you send them to me and I'll send them right back in a couple months???? Come on!!! :D

  2. Congratulations for making it into the top ten spring tops, the satin fabric is beautiful!

  3. Thanks so much! I do have some of that fabric left - possibly enough to make another top....;)

  4. I just wanted to say how much I love those tops and I'm NOT pregnant.
    And I wanted to say how beautiful you look. You wear pregnancy very well.


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