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Old 03-11-2013, 11:35 AM   #1
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Mama stuff! :)

I haven't shared here in FOREVER but I've decided as I lose weight (23lbs down already!) that I'm going to be treating myself by sewing some fun things for me. I'm working off my pinterest tute/pattern board and I'll list everything I can so if you want to make one too you have the details. I'll be sewing most of it in mediums, which I'm still just a little fluffy for belly wise but the arms/chest fit properly. I sewed this top a couple weeks ago and can wear it now:



pattern is a free pdf printable HERE

I got my fabric a couple years ago from Girl Charlee, sorry they don't have it anymore but she has tons of cute stuff for spring that would work as well.

Notes: I love this pattern, I'm going to make another solid color one I think. Things I did differently, I didn't do the actual button loop closure. I bound the top edge over it so it was closed completely. My shoulders are broad, so when I move it tends to open these types of fiddly closures anyway. I then hand stitched a small button onto the binding at the top as a faux closure. (sorry, didn't get a pic of the back).

I wish I had tried a little harder to make sure I cut the binding on the keyhole on true bias. I didn't think it would matter as much but it does, because it doesn't pull in as nicely as it should or lay completely flat but it's still cute.

Do try it on when you do the gathering as she suggests. The way I gathered it shows a little cleavage which is not too much but I wouldn't wear it to church kinda cleavage.

Be mindful of the kind of stretch your fabric has, mine was about 80% so I had to cut the bottom band about a inch shorter for it to look right. I sewed it the first time as dictated in the pattern and had to rip it out and do it again. Not recommended with a serger.

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good job! cute!
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talented!
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awesome! and grats on the weight loss!
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Cute top!
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i've been looking for a similar top pattern. thanks! i'm printing it out now!
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Re: Mama stuff! :)

Me too - I've been wanting to do some bottom banded shirts for myself..... thanks for the link ,I'll check it out

Yours looks great, Liz!
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