Thank you so much for all your well wishes to my news. I appreciated every single one of your comments and we're excited to add to our growing family. Things are definitely FUN around these parts. heh heh.
Now to some sewing!
I've made not one, not two but THREE versions of this top (Burda Style Side Gather Top 09/2012 #130) in less than a week. I'm so proud as I've never made a pattern multiple times before but it has been excellent practice of my skills as well as decreased my stash.
Depending on your fabric choice (and size sewn) you could have a top that lasts the whole nine months. Love that.
I have no idea what this fabric is as it was an op shop find but it had loads of stretch. I also made this top two sizes up and it is roomy enough for a large(r) belly. I hope to still be fitting into this at the end of my pregnancy.
This one is my favourite. The colour is me and the knit fabric is soft and comfy.
Again, fabric sourced from an op shop, with just enough fabric for 3/4 length sleeves.
I took more care with the details and I think it shows.
A remnant piece of Cotton Lycra 1.5m x 0.8m for $2.20.
I thought the fabric would have a lot more stretch and made it two sizes up. However it is quite fitted and the fabric is thick so it seems to look better as a tunic dress rather than bunched up on the hips as a top. This version may have to wait til post-baby.
Summing up, this is definitely an easy peasy pattern, a great basic and can look so different depending on fabric choices. I love the ruching on the sleeves and I give it a big THUMBS UP for maternity wear too!