Well, after a long day of errand running, I managed to come home and finish my Kwik Sew Maternity top. What do you think?
I’m really pleased with the way it turned out – it’s cute, stylish (well, as stylish as what you can get in maternity wear), and so comfortable. The construction of this top went together pretty easily, however, I managed to make one mistake…. It seems to happen every time I work with a cross-over look – I reverse the way the bodice crosses. Normally, it’s not a big deal, but when you’re adding ties that meet off center, it does (i.e. the bodice should have the right over the left with the longer tie on the right so that when it is tied it gives the illusion that the tie and the contrast band are ‘one’)! Unfortunately, I didn’t notice my mistake until after the ties were inserted and side seams sewn. I fixed it by snipping off the longer tie, folding under the raw edges and sewing across the bottom. Next time, I’ll check and then double check which way I cross the front!
I’ll be making another version of this top once I can decide which fabric to use next!