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So here is another of my current maternity staples! I made it on the same day as my Asymmetrical maternity top, and it’s just taken me ages to make the time to get a photo of it. Excluding the hemline, its a very different pattern draft that the asymmetrical top, and my plan was to try and peg them against each other to see which i liked better. Which hasn’t really worked, because i find myself wearing them equally as often! Backfire!

But i guess that actually means they were successful projects ( you know i care a lot about designing wearable pieces). The only thing that bums me out about this top is the shoulder patches. I was really missing my shoulder patched Briars, so when i sewed it up i used scraps from my copper coated denim shorts (before i knew how the fabric would wash) to give a similar look. You can see it here in this instagram shot from when i was making it. Unfortunately (as with the shorts) the fabric really wore terribly and now just looks like denim. I”m happy with the edge fraying, that was intentional, but the navy blue was definitely not. It’s not quite the look i was going for, but hey, it’s still cute.

I forgot to ask Chris to take a closer shot of the centre front, but it’s got a centre seam – which i basically added to prevent myself looking like a giant sack – it happens with the belly soooo easily. I like that the vertical line cuts the silhouette a little.

Also, completely randomly, this is my new backyard! yay! hehehe

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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

I love your style! Those shorts peeking out look really pretty too!

10 years ago

You and that bump – adorable!

10 years ago

Lovely! Will you do another tutorial? I love my 2 seam dress!

10 years ago

Love it. I have the two seam dress on my to do list when the warm weather finally arrives here in the U.S. and I find some great tissue jersey. By the way, Thank you for adding my Virginia Leggings pic to your pintrest board. So Sweet!

10 years ago

Stop being so cute! I can’t take it!!!!!

10 years ago

Do you have a tutorial anywhere for how you make your maternity shorts?