I’ve been working on sewing up a storm for Pattern Review’s Wardrobe contest…and here’s my third garment: Megan Nielsen’s Cara Maternity T-Shirt (formerly Ruched Maternity Shirt)!
Which is quite the relief after last week’s humpback skirt debacle. But, I digress.
However, as often seems to happen, right after I bought the PDF Megan announced on her blog that soon all of her patterns will be available again as paper patterns. She doesn’t say when the maternity line will be re-printed, but if you prefer paper over PDF and have a few months to wait, it might be worth it to you to delay your pattern purchase.
I whipped this tee up from the Girl Charlee cotton/rayon/spandex jersey I mentioned in my review of them. And let me tell you, it feels fucking awesome on. I wanted to roll in it when it was mere yardage, but it was hard to convince myself to take it off at the end of the day. SO COMFY.
That’s the good stuff. The bad stuff is that attempting to cut a 4 way stretch chevron print that seems to be printed slightly off grain so that there is any matching whatsoever is enough to make you want to Veruca Salt it. For reals. I cut all of my garments on on a giant cutting mat with a rotary cutter, so you know I’m doing what I can to control a jersey. Matching stripes is child’s play compared to this stuff.
To add some stability on the sleeve hem and shirt hem, I used some Steam a Seam 2 (light weight double sided fusible tape). I like what it adds to the sleeve, but feel like the shirt hangs a little funny because of the little bit of extra bulk and will not use it there in future versions.