There comes a time when I have to make actual maternity patterns, and this is the time. I have this fabric in my stash that has busy print, and I got some gemstone-looking buttons to go with it.
Pattern:Butterick 5763, a maternity pattern, rated “Easy”, View B.
Size made:B5 (sizes 8-16 included), I made size 8.
Pattern pieces:6 pieces for view B.
Fabric used:95% polyester, 5% spandex, 147cm width, 2m length, made in China, bought fromSpotlight.
New Techniques used:Halter/raglan seams with gathered flutter sleeves; First time doing neckband and placket.
Modifications:Added 2 buttons (from 4 to 6); Raised armhole 4cm; Taken in sides 16cm circumference; Shortened dress hem 4cm; Top-stitched the tie/belt.
University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.
It’s finally getting a bit chilly, so can start making things for Autumn/Winter. Luckily I fit into more of my existing non-maternity wintry clothes like jumpers and coats than I do in fitted summer dresses. So I have more things to wear and less pressure to sew.