I know you are all super tired of me sewing up the Cara Maternity Tee from Megan Nielsen, but this was actually the first one I made for this pregnancy! Even before those dresses I’ve already blogged about here and here. I’m pretty sure this is the last one you’ll have to hear about, but this post has a bonus thing with it!! I have also included the Brume skirt from Deer and Doe :D This post is a twofer!!
Since we are all sick of that t-shirt by now, I’ll start with the Brume skirt :) This skirt is TOTALLY not made for maternity, LOL!! I actually sewed it up QUITE a while ago, like maybe a whole year ago?? But I hadn’t worn it much because instead of really perfecting the fit on myself, I just sewed up the pattern in my size with no adjustments. I figured since I was sewing with knit, the shape would be forgiving.. Problem was, I made it with a ponte knit that has virtually no stretch. so it ended up being too loose in some areas, namely the indents of my body under my hips.. My body has that scooped out area under the hip next to the booty, which unfortunately was not the body that this skirt was drafted for.
Fast forward to pregnancy and boom, my body has filled out!! So I tried on this skirt and was happily surprised that it actually fits! It is supposed to be high waisted, so I just hiked it up even further to sit on top of my belly. Good thing I made this skirt pretty long! It is a cute mini skirt now that I have to pull it up so high :)
This skirt was pretty easy and straightforward to stitch up. There are lots of curves to sew around, but if you take it nice and slow, you will have no issue.
I LOVE the white contrast top stitching I did, which accentuates the awesome style lines of the design. Those lines are the reason I fell in love with the skirt in the first place, so I didn’t want to disguise them with matching thread. I used my walking foot and did a triple stretch stitch, which made the stitches really pop out and be bold on top of being able to stretch a little :) Fun fact: when I was first looking at these photos, I saw this one and was like “DAMN my ass looks great!! Pregnancy makes my tush pop out like Kim K!” Then I realized that was actually my huge preggo tummy and not my ass at all, HAHAHAHA!
Anywho, I don’t think I have the balls to wear this skirt with a crop shirt or one tucked in, but I do think it is kind of cool that I can wear it under my shirts right now :)
On to that Cara t-shirt! I have had these green knit and yellow knit pieces forever, I bought them on one of my fun NYC shopping trips. They were purchased at my favorite, Chic Fabrics, for $5 a yard. I’ve sewn things with both fabrics in the past, this shirt for Millie (which coincidentally she is wearing today!) and another shirt for myself that I never blogged about, but I have taken a pic on Instagram.. I pulled out the green, thinking it would be enough for the shirt on its own, but I was wrong.. What’s a girl to do? Not enough fabric for my project! But then my gears starting spinning and I decided to to some fun shoulder color blocks with the leftover yellow I’d been hoarding and that is how this style was born!
I absolutely love how this came out and how awesome the green and yellow colors complement each other. Another bonus? Both these fabrics are RIDICULOUSLY soft and I can’t imagine a more comfortable shirt to wear while my body is growing more and more uncomfortable!
So it is painfully obvious how much I love this pattern, it is an absolute tried and true maternity shirt. My only issue with it is those sleeves. They are a bit too loose for me, I prefer slightly more fitted sleeves. Which is why one of my dresses has cap sleeves and the other is sleeveless. I’m sure it would be easy enough to figure out how to alter a sleeve pattern, but I haven’t tried. Plus I live in TX and I’m already thinking it is too hot for those things anyway. We’ve already hit temperatures in the 90’s!
So Jake and I were having some camera technical difficulties during this little photo shoot… it was either too sunny or too shady or the green of the shirt was totally NEON and weird.. hence the many different backyard locales. It always makes me laugh a little bit when my photographer husband takes awful pictures of me, there is a reason he sticks to taking photos of buildings and landscapes lol!! Shooting photos of people is a whole different beast! And I’ll stick it in here for curiosity’s sake that this is me at 30 weeks pregnant.. Only 10 more weeks to go, YIKES!!!