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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sewing project: Maternity Shirt

When i was pregnant with Adam, I hardly get a chance to wear any maternity clothes because he was so tiny, i didn't really need maternity clothes until the 8th-9th month of pregnancy, by which time it seemed pointless to buy maternity clothes. But this time, at 5 months i can no longer fit into my normal jeans...so recently we went to get me some...wow, so expensive.


I got this shirt from Mamas and Papas (awesome store!) and it's the most comfortable shirt ever. The lower front is actually 2 overlapping layer that drapes well over the pregnant belly and leaves a lot of room to grow into.

I found some cheap cotton knit material (t-shirt fabric) from the market at 1 pound per meter. So i bought 2 meters and drafted the pattern from the above shirt. I changed a few things..position the sash a bit higher, make long sleeves instead of short...

And here's the result!

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I'm quite pleased with the result. For 2 pounds i get a maternity shirt that would've costed me 20++ pounds at the store..I'm not good at making garments..there are a few things i'd changed if i were to make this shirt again...tapi kire oklah baju ni..selesa...


19 comments:

Ernie Khairina said...

these baju are so nice, bole pakai sepanjang zaman..preggy or not =)

Nurhafizah Fauzi said...

aida, nak tempah baju kat ko bleh ;p

nurul khairunie said...

i really love it! i'll start learnings to sew soon, once i get my own sewing machine. i just can't wait to start =)

zailamohamad said...

Cantiknyer..pandai you jahit..xder beza pon dengan yang beli;-)

farah Isa said...

wahhh....should have tempah my baju maternity with you....mmg mahal jugak kan baju2 kat sini....tp cantik2 design die....try checking seraphine, jojo maman bebe n blooming marvellous jugak....some nice design there....but will definitely burn a hole in your pocket lah....btw, i've safely delivered my baby girl...good luck to you....which hosp do u go to?

Lan0stZz said...

wah aida u r one talented women. tutorial lah plz!

zue said...

wahhhhh aida!! sgt amazing okayy..nice! pas ni leh laa tempah..hehehe..

kemaryahya said...

camtu caranya. more saving la lps ni. haih..bila la aku ni bole menjahit..nanin terel, ko terel, hikmah terel. gile tak reti and tak bole la aku nak menjahit2 ni. bile pegang jarum tu rs sakit sgt tangan plus tangan berpeluh2. hoho.

btw, nice choice of fabric. cute je kale dia.

p/s : aida, baby aku insyaAllah baby boy. muke dia bulat je. ikut muka mama n abah dia la tu. hoho.
kalo tgk scan ko ni, baby ko ni muke bujur. ikut ko la ni.

chun said...

dot,
comel la baju tu! while i was pregnant i spent quite a lot just for maternity clothes and pants. baju kerja, baju jalan2. lps2 ni bole tempah ngan ko jela ek.. oops..3 tahun lagila ;p

E`n1x said...

it looks pwiddy on you! =)

nanin said...

aida, cungg la baju.. mane nak carik fabrik mcm tu kat sini eh? tau tak?

ewahhh, siap letag tag kat baju tu.. nice!

Fedyeu said...

aida, u r sooo talented!!! sgt cantek baju tuh.. jual la.. i'll be ur 1st customer.. hehe

congratulation to u n taufiq for d baby gal!

rOse said...

aida
balik mesia nanti jgn lupa bukak kedai jahit ye. kompom i dtg tempah ngan u.
wink wink...
(masih terbayang2 gambar baju gegirl kat last entry. sangat seronok dengar berita iteww...)

MommyAdam said...

ernie,
tulah...suka pattern ni sbb tak pregnant pun bleh pakai..plus the chest part bleh guna for nursing as well..

fizah,
tak pandai nak alter jadi saiz lain2 la..hehe...tak expert lg..

khairunie adik ernie ke ni? u're getting a machine?brand ape?good for u! you won't regret it!

Zaila,
yeke...hehe...tq!

farah,
you duduk kat london ke??which part?bila you deliver?congratulations!! boleh i pegi visit u and baby?hehe

lana,
taktau camne nak letak tutorial..basically i just lay the existing shirt flat and trace the shape...pastu agak2 nak enlarge ke ape kalau ade kedut2 tu..try it with a normal t-shirt first..


kemar,
camne ko leh nampak muka anak aku bujur???hehehe....

chun,
nak pregnant lg ke???hehe

Enix,
tq!!

nanin,
label tu dari business dulu...kain cotton knit mmg payah nak jumpa kat msia...aku dulu try cari tak jumpa2..kalau ko nak try buat baju camni...try guna any stretchy fabric...likejersey..

fedy,
pregnant jugak ke??hehe...

rose,
insyaAllah!

yan said...

great job....well done...halus betul tangan u..mcm2 boleh buat....

tuty said...

cantik sgt!

Halahblue said...

Beautiful! I've got three months left and my maternity clothes are getting too tight. I'd love to make this top. Looks so comfortable!

Aleiz said...

slm, cantik nye u jahit baju, baju baby..teringin nye..u gune material ape jahit baju baby n meternity clothes tu ye?

mamasyitah said...

gojes sungguh with all the beautiful hand mades!!

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