Blair Maternity Tee

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Hey everyone! I recently sewed up the Blair Maternity Tee by SeeKateSew ย from Indiesewย as a gift for my younger sister who is expecting her first baby, and I wanted to share it with you too.ย It’s suuuper quick to sew up, and comes with a scooped neckline variation plus two other sleeve options (3/4 and long sleeve).

As I was making this top, it was really hard to see how the fit would be, but I’m really happy with it. The pattern has you pick a size according to your pre-pregnancy measurements, and it worked out great. I used a pink french terry from Style Maker Fabrics. My sister is 28 weeks in these photos, and she had just a little bit of room left in this top to grow into, so that being said I think a thinner knit with more stretch/drape might have been a better choice for this top. BUTTTT I do love the structure and added warmth the french terry gives to this top.

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I sewed it up in about an hour using my serger. I’m not so sure about the length of this top, but my sister was really happy with it. I think if a knit with more stretch is used, it wouldn’t hang so loosely along the hemline.

This is a great maternity top pattern and I’ll definitely be keeping it in my files for future use! (And no, this is not an announcement!). ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The Soho Blouse by See Kate Sew

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First of all, I apologize for the radio silence! I have been busy working on the Olivia & Adam project lately- having two kids under two can be quite a challenge most days. (See tired eyes pictured above!).

Back in April I started working on theย Soho Blouseย by See Kate Sew. I used a size SMALL pattern and was disappointed by how big the shirt turned out to be. A little frustrated, I put it away. I’ve been on a big cleaning/organizing kick these past few days and found my unfinished Soho Blouse. After a few quick alterations, it turned out beautifully! I would recommend going down one size to accommodate the size discrepancy. (This is just what I found worked for me). The pattern was fairly easy to put together with great step-by-step instructions. The results are fabulous, I love my Soho Blouse!

Kate recommends not using a knit fabric, which I did. I used a cotton fabric for my lining to help make the top part of the blouse a little more sturdy. I didn’t have any issues putting it together. I found my fabric in the discount aisle at Joann’s. (woohoo!). Here’s to jumping back in, two kids and all!

The Penelope Peplum Top

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So having experimented with knits lately, I kind of got hooked. I’ve had this fabric lying around for a few years now that I purchased a while back in LA, and felt confident enough to finally use it. I came across the Penelope Peplum Knit Top pattern recently by See Kate Sew. I have been wanting to purchase a peplum top but haven’t loved any I have found (most are too short). I love that I have the option to make the peplum the perfect length for me with a pattern. This pattern is easy! I put the whole thing together in a few hours- and I am very happy with the fit. No special alterations needed. You can purchase the Penelope Peplum patternย HEREย for $12.