Besides, I was really interested in knowing more about the anatomy of Neilson's unconventional maternity top; i.e., how the pattern's design accommodates a baby bump since it's really just a tee shirt. Curiosity got the best of me, so I sprang for the cost of the pattern, (found it on sale at nancysnotions.com in case anybody's interested.) I choose a light weight cheetah or leopard print (never can distinguish the difference) because I thought it would make a jazzy maternity top. Although the print is pretty, this was not a great fabric choice. It's the type of fabric that sticks to itself making it difficult to manipulate - sort of like constant static cling ughhh; and random cut thread is attracted to it - like a magnetic double ughhh. I went ahead and finished the top, despite the quality of the fabric, to enable me to check the fit when I see her. I'll tell her that she can use it as a clingy PJ top while I choose another fabric for the post fit version.
|See how the sleeves are stuck to themselves??? I hate fabric like that, but didn't pay close enough attention to that when I selected it.|