Monday, 18 March 2013

.Wiksten Tank: Maternity.

After seeing a whole heap of happy sewers with their Wiksten Tanks, I thought I'd give the pattern a go too. It looked as though it could be suited to maternity style as the top is fairly loose and unfitted.
I sewed a muslin size small first and it was a bit snug and didn't offer much tummy-growing room, so went up to a size medium. After reading a few reviews, I also raised the neckline a little as it is pretty low usually. I wish I had brought it more on the sides because it is gaping a bit on me still. I also cut length off the back of the top, it looked funny hanging so low, but I kept the curved front to give my more tummy coverage. And I opted to add sleeves too after seeing a few cute sleeved versions around.
I'm 30 weeks pregnant now, and think that the top should fit me for most of the rest of my pregnancy. I'm hoping that after I have the baby, I'll be able to take the sides in a bit and still get good wear out of it post-baby. The fabric is something I picked up at Spotlight last week. Not sure what it is but it feels really silky and smooth and is super comfortable and light to wear. There was a 30% off sale happening so it only cost me $9 to get enough to make the top with a bit left over for another project so I'm not too worried if it doesn't work out post-baby, a $9 maternity top suits me fine!


firstmute said...

This is so cute--I love the bird print. Sometimes I wish I could still wear my maternity clothes!

Kelly said...

Super cute! said...

i have to say this: you look so beautiful !!!!!!!
i like, i like, i like!!!!
Love, Claudi from Germnay

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