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Lovin To Stitch
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Date: 8/25/12 9:42 PM

I have my very first JALIE, which is a good thing. BUT dear PR friends, you were correct about directions......hmmmm......or lack thereof. I had gotten the patterns planning to make maternity tops for my DD. But I am not finding any information to fashion the tops for maternity wear. I ordered the patterns based on the positive reviews found here on PR. Any information on using these as maternity top patterns would be greatly appreciated! I haven't sewn for my DD since returning to sewing and alterations feel daunting. THANK YOU!!!
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Date: 8/25/12 11:55 PM

I did the twist top as maternity with a really stretchy ITY jersey and didn't do any alterations except lengthening the front by 2''. I gathered the excess into to back at the lower side seams. I wore both I made until I was 42 weeks pregnat (my DD finally arrived 13 days late :)

OH, and i started with a size larger than my regular size since I seem to grow a lot in the bust as well while preggo.

I've also seen people angle out the centre front piece (instead of lining up the edge on the fold) so that you have some extra room as well.

In my experience, with a good stretchy fabric, some extra length gathered into the sides is all that you need.

Good luck!
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In reply to Lovin To Stitch

Date: 8/26/12 9:34 AM

You can go to Jalie.com and ask a question. They answer promptly and helpfully.
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