Dear Old Navy + Target, see through maternity shirts aren't cool. I officially now hate you both for the amount of times I have bought a shirt, torn off the tags and realized it was see through (I think I am up to four). Guess that's what I get for not trying things on in the store.
So, I bought the Megan Nielsen Ruched Maternity Tee waaay back when I found out I was knocked up, I think I was like 6 weeks when I hunted down the one and only paper pattern I could find online. Guess what? It's now available in PDF form! Which would have helped (not only the pocket book) because I misplaced my pattern for like ever. (Sorry Sarah, I really did mean to send it along to you! I still can if you still want it...)
I made one early in my second tri but thought I could just ignore the seam allowance suggestion, 5/8" for knit is so weird to me! So I went down a size and went with 1/4" seam allowances. It worked out alright, but I figured I should probably follow the pattern if I wanted the best fit.
Based off my first one, I added some length to the front and back, but I think I could have done even more, I don't like my shirts being too short, especially when they could expose belly.
I used this ponte de roma knit from girlcharlee.
I didn't have any thread that matched and being in the middle of potty training the twins (kill me now) I wasn't going to the store for any. I used gray, though it looks a little whiter to me in the pictures. Again, based off my first go at the tee I raised the neckline in the front because it dipped a little too low for my liking.
I am going to try to sneak a few more of these in this week, my wardrobe is kind of lacking in the maternity department being I gave away all mine after the twins. I probably should have made them earlier to get more wear, oh well!
P.S. this is me at 29 weeks, yeehaw!