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Tunic Top DIY + Pattern Review 2147

I’m over joy about being a mommy; however one of the biggest challenges has been finding nice, fashion forward maternity clothes or maternity clothes in general. I’ve been a bit hesitant about making my own clothes simply because I didn’t want to invest the time nor the money sewing something that I would only wear for just a while. However I so happened to have a free day, a pattern that worked great as a maternity top and I had the perfect knit print fabric in my stash just screaming to be cut and sewn.

The pattern I used was Simplicity 2147 it was perfect as a maternity top or dress because the design was loose giving enough room to my ever growing belly. Originally I wanted to make it into a dress, but I ended up not having enough fabric so I had to compromise with a tunic. I went with view B for short sleeves, and view C for the length. I really loved the simplicity of the top with it pleats on the front and back. Using a print fabric took this basic tunic to another level. It only took me 2hrs to cut and sew which was awesome. I’m planning on wearing this tunic with leggings or skinny jeans, and adding a skinny belt to give it a more fashion forward touch. Not only that once the baby is here I can trim down the excess fabric and make it small so it’s a win, win. Do you know of any other patterns that could work great for maternity, if so please share?




Pattern: Simplicity 2147
Fabric: Print Cotton Knit
Pattern Size: I cut a size 18 with no alterations
View: B for the sleeves and C for the length
Would I recommend it: Yes I would it’s so simple to sew it took me 2hrs to cut & sew.

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