When I designed my Poppy Tunic pattern I wasn't intending it for maternity wear. The tunic is quite slim-fitting and I couldn't imagine it accommodating a big belly. During the week, I was sifting through my Make It Perfect samples and came across some Poppy Tunics I sewed for the cover photo shoot. These tunics are a size bigger than I would usually sew for myself when I'm not pregnant so I thought I'd try them on and see how they fit me now.Turns out, if you sew a Poppy Tunic a size bigger than you usually wear, the fit is great for maternity-wear! I like to pop them on with a belt, and they have been extremely comfortable and cool to wear this week. The shorter, top length will be great for post-baby too when I want to hid the excess baby fat and find it easier to feed in a loser fitting top.
So if you're expecting, or plan to have a baby in the near future and are wanting to sew yourself up some comfy clothes to wear, give the Poppy Tunic a try! And keep an eye out here for a brand new "maternity-friendly" pattern coming up in the next few weeks...fun, I'm loving it!
Make It Perfect, Poppy Tunic pattern
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