Maternity knot top
Question: How to turn a basic bodice sloper into a knot top without any sewing instructions. Answer: Try a random approach, fail, think about a new solution all night, repeat. I finally figured it out though, and the result was this maternity top with a knot detail to emphasize my big, baby belly.
I have been scratching my head so much to get this knot detail right. I found instructions on how to draft the pattern piece in the amazing book Pattern Magic, but there was no instructions on how to sew it. Let’s just say I’ve made a whole lot of muslins to find the right approach.
In retrospect I probably should have chose a more form fitting cut in the back to further emphasize the belly. Maybe even make it in a stretch fabric? I think I also would like to make one for when my baby bump is gone, only with the knot located in my waist area.
Stoff & stil (Fabric & style)
Note to self
Never ever wear red lipstick with a white blouse. It’s hard enough to keep it clean without the added challenge of not smudging makeup all over it while taking it off. And also: Man, I’m getting big!