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|Megan Nielsen: MN1003 (maternity wrap) - Type:Maternity |
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From Megan Nielsen's website: "Sewing pattern for this incredibly comfortable wrap around maternity top.
The top is designed to grow with your growing belly – To wear you simply wrap the sashes around your belly until you get the desired look, and then tie at hip level.
This top can be made with a regular sewing machine or a serger, and uses jersey fabric with at least 40% stretch."
sizes XS to XL. According to the envelope measurements I sewed size Large, which was well-fitting. Hooray!
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very easy--it is hard to go wrong with only 5 pieces to put together (2 sleeves + 2 front pieces +1 back piece). In addition, Megan has tons of hints/tutorials on her web pages regarding sewing with stretch materials, finishing, and so forth.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The pattern is very simple and the envelope includes clear, written instructions as well as diagrams (not that they are particularly necessary with this simple top).
Some sort of silk stretch I purchased from GorgeousFabrics.com a few months ago. Beautiful kelly green. Although it is not a 40% stretch (as indicated on the pattern) I figured I could make sure to lay out the pattern pieces so that I got width-wise stretch.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Added 4" length to the front pieces (ties included) as well as to the back. Usually I add 3" to patten length but since this is a maternity top...I wanted to make sure there was enough to go around my swelling abdomen. So far so good!
Added 3" to the sleeve length in the pattern to get an elbow-length sleeve.
After I folded over and top stitched the neckline and fronts there was gaping up around my collar bones. So I ended up taking up the shoulder seam at the neck by probably an inch or an inch and a half, tapering back to the original seam towards the sleeve cap.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes yes yes. This is a really cute top and I think I will be able to wear it, as promised on the pattern envelope, in my 4th trimester and for nursing! I already have some organic stretch cotton in the maternity sewing queue.
Simple, fashionable, easy top for maternity. I think it would work as non-maternity as well, actually, as it's just a wrap top (the ties are 9 feet long) so one could decrease the tie length for less girth ie. fewer wraps.
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