This is my most recent maternity garment that I've made, and it'll be my last. I still have several other tops and dresses to share with you here, but they are all in the laundry! Soon.
I remember falling in love with the style of this maternity pattern was first published in 2007, and promised myself that when I was pregnant, I'd definitely make this top. However, now that I've carrying a mini-watermelon of my own, I noticed something I never noticed before - the "maternity" model is not pregnant! Perhaps this shouldn't come as a suprise, considering Burda uses not-so-plus size models for their plus size clothes, and they'll use the same woman to model their regular and petite garments. But what really annoys me is that they could have made her appear more than 3 months pregnant by throwing a pregnancy pillow on her, easily found in an maternity store dressing room. Without that, it makes it hard to imagine how this would look on someone with a real belly.
Since my last Burda maternity pattern in my regular Burda size was an oversize disaster, I decided to make this top one size smaller, a size 36. Maybe not the best idea, since as you can see, the fit of my top is not nearly as drapey as on the "pregnant" model...
cut-out shoulder Burda dress last summer. The only alteration I did was to finish the back neck with a bias strip instead of a facing.
Like the Burda mag maternity t-shirt, the bust is slightly too big; if I were to make this top again, I'd pinch out about an inch of length from the upper from bust pieces, and add several inches of width to the lower front.
Only 6 more weeks to go! So far I am still feeling pretty good, just moving around a bit slower than normal, which is actually a nice change of pace...