I was getting bored with the 5 maternity shirts in my rotation and decided it was time to sew up another choice! I’ve had this maternity Grown Up Thumbs Up prepped and partially cut for awhile now- it was stuck in the WIP zone. No more!
I sewed up the shorts sleeve version, so no thumb holes on this one! I used the (included with the womans pattern) maternity add-on. Now I’ve had this cut for a bit, so the bust measurement isn’t quite where I need it to be. I’ll likely adjust for the next top I make.
I did a quick hack on the neckline. The included necklines on this top are all high. In the heat of the summer, and with my current proportions I prefer a much deeper neck.
I made a really fast adjustment. I compared a top neckline I like to where the armscye hit. Then I used the professional sewing tool- a salad plate- to get my curve. Make sure you pull up to meet the existing shoulder. Here is my instagram picture.
After I sewed up the top as instructed I took a measurement around my new neckline. Take 80% of that number. That’s how long my new neckband is. I’m using a rib knit, you may need to adjust that based on the recovery and stretch of your knit.
Pattern: Maternity Grown Up Thumbs Up
Fabric: Black knit, Gray rib knit from the Fabric Warehouse