So remember how I wanted to make a wrap top that hanamik was wearing that would look good on both a non-pregnant person and a pregnant person? I love the idea of flexible clothing, and a wrap is perfect for it! At around the same time I saw some maternity clothing at Isabella Oliver, and they are gorgeous but ridiculously expensive! How can a knit shirt cost over 100 dollars, when it is not hand made and doesnt seem to be made from any special knit materials?! The good news is, they actually have technical drawing of their shirt, so I was able to guess how they made the shirts and knock it off:
I took some guesses and made this from the bamboo knit I bought and made this:
oh yes! its spring! our purple plum tree is blooming beautifully I cant wait until my peach tree start to bloom and fruit!
We took a few pictures, my husband thinks there was something very interesting on the floor, all our pictures are of me staring to the ground!
It was extremely fast and easy — probably took me 2-3 hours. I used about 100 inches for the wrap straps (includes the back and the two sides). It was enough for me now, but I imagine a pregnant woman would need at least 50-100 inches more.
So what do you think? will you wear this when you are pregnant — or when you are not? Is it time to go into hand made pregnant clothing on etsy? if this can sell for 100, it actually brings very decent return for the amount of time needed to sew the shirt! :P too bad I just lose any motivation to sew when it is not something I am very interested in! someone else needs to swoop up this market!