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|Reviewed by:||connjohn|| |
|Posted on:||7/14/14 12:13 PM |
Simplicity Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
|See other patterns in this category: Maternity |
|Available for sale on PR: $18.95 (See envelope) Click to Buy |
|Fabric:||Interlock Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
|This pattern is for a nursing accessible maternity top. I used the xs and it seems to correspond well with commercial clothing sizes 6-8. The finished product looked very similar to the pattern front and the instructions were very easy to follow for a moderately experiences sewer. |
It's hard to find nursing friendly patterns, and this one went together easily, and will be very wearable. One thing that I didn't like is the excessive bulk in the middle "midriff" band, with 5-8 layers (depending on pleats) right in the middle front. It was hard to keep that section smooth. I also had a little trouble with the large amount of hems showing - the cross-over pieces, the inset, in addition to the sleeve and bottom hems all show up, and if you don't use a double needle, you have to be very careful to make that stitching look even, especially on light-weight knits. I used a light interlock knit, which curled a lot during the sewing process. I'd like to make this pattern again with a sturdier knit.
I made no alterations to the pattern because I want to make a lot of these and I wanted to see the basic pattern. Changes I will make is leaving the pleats out of the skirt section and shortening it, so it is simply for nursing, not maternity. For a heavier knit, I may eliminate the facing for the midriff band to reduce the bulk. The pattern suggests an alternate fabric for the inset, but this could easily be made without the inset at all, and could be worn over a cami.
This will be an easy-wear item, so I'd recommend it to those who want to nurse their baby discreetly. Since it can be made as a dress or top, with any stretch fabric, it can be dressed up or down.
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