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kind of the last minute

I know it probably makes very little sense to make new maternity clothing 5 weeks before your due date – but that’s when i made this crop top.

Whatever, sometimes you just need something new right?! I’ve been pretty good this time round at keeping my maternity wardrobe tight – but still, i couldn’t help myself wanting something fresh at the end.

I used my wrap maternity top pattern to create the crop top, (the cropped variation with elbow length sleeves) – If you’ve got the Simplicity 1468 version of the pattern, it’s view A. If you have the original printed version of the wrapped maternity top, then it’s a really simple alteration to the pattern piece – you can get the updated instructions here.

It was a really quick sew and very satisfying. And on the plus side – i think it’ll be good for nursing too. Yay! I may even add a skirt to it later to make it into a dress – Ooooo or maybe a peplum!

[Make this look]

Top: Megan Nielsen cropped wrap maternity top // Pattern 
Skirt: Thrifted 
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens
Socks: Myer
Necklace: Merl Kinzie // Clydes Rebirth 

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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

Dude, you’re growing a human being- you deserve to wear whatever you want to! Love this color on you!

10 years ago

Really cute! It would be nice with a skirt on it!

And I made 2 versions of your ruched mat tee last week at 35 weeks, so I hear you on needing something new. Plus I finished up work and realised I actually had very little casual maternity wear!

Your skirt is lovely too!

10 years ago

I love your hair color here!

10 years ago

It looks great! I have done my first version of the crop top following your instructions. My neckline is not looking so good. I am not an expert with knits, any suggestion? Could be that the fabric is not so stretchy in both directions? You look great with this outfit.

10 years ago

Thanks, I think I will try to play more with my sewing machine to see the more appropriate combination of stitch, tension etc. And I will try on scrap this time :) thanks for always find time to reply, especially now.