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Megan Nielsen asymmetrical maternity topSo this is a new maternity pattern i’m trying out. It’s gone through a few iterations, but i’m happy with the fit now. Basically it’s got a comfy swing shape with an asymmetrical hem, that theoretically should work all through pregnancy and beyond. I like things that i can also wear postpartum, and i’m hoping this will fit the bill in that area too. One of the vitally important things (to me) about designing maternity wear is ensuring that the design works for all stages of pregnancy – so i like to design things early on, and wear them unaltered throughout my pregnancy to see what worked and what didn’t. I’ll try and photograph it again later in the pregnancy so we can do a little fit comparison! (yes that is the kind of thing i find fun hehehe)

Overall i’m really happy with this top!

In other news, i’m still wading my way through piles and piles of boxes trying to get unpacked – I’m frustrated by how long its taking me with being pregnant and all, but i think this is one of those times i need to just slow down and chill out and remember there is no who-can-unpack-their-house-the-fastest race hehehe . Thanks for all of the congrats last week, we are just loving our new home already!

Megan Nielsen asymmetrical maternity top

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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10 years ago

You’re just the coolest pregnant lady! It’s not a race, but after having moved twice in the last couple years I totally understand how you must be so ready to be settled. Only I wasn’t pregnant with two active kids to look after… so actually I can’t imagine how frustrating it is!

10 years ago

Your top looks particularly stylist with your asymmetrical necklace.

10 years ago

I meant to comment on your last post but I forgot. Congrats on the new house. It definitely looks like a place you can call home :)

Blogless Anna
10 years ago

We moved in the middle of December & I’m still unpacking boxes! Slowly are surely wins the race… Right?

10 years ago

Just to tell you I love the picture of your Home, the color, the beautiful look. I’m very happy for you and your family. And today I like the look with the asymmetrical items :-)
We love your website here in California USA.

10 years ago

You look lovely Megan! I thought of you the other day- I got give the most gorgeous book for christmas called CLOTH by Cassandra Ellis. It is so full of beautiful things to make for your home and whilst I think it would probably be pretty simple for you, it is all jsut so pretty! New home calls for a new book?

10 years ago

Lovely top. I was wondering if you are planning to stock up on any of your older maternity/nursing patterns such as the ruched skirt you showed on your blog the other day. I always loved your designs, but now that I actually have a baby bump, I’d love to try them out!

10 years ago

Oh what a smart idea to design a maternity pattern in the early days and see how it wears as you get bigger. I love that. Good luck with the move – we just painted and swapped the kids’ rooms in prep for our #3 and i’m antsy to get THAT done. Can’t imagine a whole house right now!


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