- Pattern: Ultraviolet Tee by Tuesday Stitches (Also available in maternity version)
- View A
- Adjusted for my height
- Fabric: rayon jersey and polyester crepe
- At 22 weeks pregnant
You know the best thing about these two Ultraviolet Tees? I made them about a year before I got pregnant. The reason they still work so well now is that they are both oversized and cropped. I can style them in different ways, layering up depending on the weather. The purple one is a viscose jersey. I added a fun pocket from a fabric sample I had saved especially for that purpose. I love it when fabric shops send you samples that are actually big enough to use.
This is the perfect slouchy tee for me. Because it is cropped, the slouchy-ness is just at the top and you can still show some body shape underneath. And that’s what I like for my maternity clothes: I have a belly and I want to show it off!
Another great feature of this pattern is that it can be made in both knits and wovens. You can choose the drape you prefer, from clinging to boxy. The second version I made in a polyester crepe. I’d been waiting to use this fabric for a while and this seemed the perfect opportunity.
I find that a small scale print works well on garments that are themselves small, or in this case short sleeved and cropped. When I took these photos I was at 22 weeks, but I wore the tees until fall came around, at about 27 weeks.
The Ultraviolet Tee is available in two verisons. I made the regular one, but we also have the maternity version in the shop, which includes a high-low hem cropped view and a slightly wider t-shirt view to accommodate your belly even better.
Have you tried cropped tops for your maternity wardrobe? What’s your favorite pattern?
Lisa is one of the co-founders of Maternity Sewing. She loves clothes with comfort at their core with design elements that make her feel unique and edgy. Besides Maternity Sewing, she designs and publish patterns as Paprika Patterns. She also has an Etsy shop called DIYpads with patterns for cloth menstrual pads.