I made this a few months ago, so some of you might be thinking hmmm... seen this one before. I saw this fabric and had to have some. I love butterflies, but find most butterfly fabric too over-the-top or too cutesy or too something. And I love yellow. Also, while I always find shears that I like at the store, I can't seem to find many patterns that will look good made in a shear, because the facings show through.
I am not a fan of most maternity-looking tops in fashion right now. This gal likes a defined waist! But as it has elastic around the rib cage, and the fabric is see-through, I thought it might look okay. I was just glancing at the back of the pattern and realized for the first time this is suppose to be made in a knit. Oops! Oh well, it fits.
Here is a close up of the edging detail at the hem. This is also along the front neckline and around the sleeves.
And here in what the back looks like from the inside. Instead of a facing, that pattern called for bias tape. I also used french seems for the back and sides, which I think gives a very neat finish.
Oh, and I've got on a beige spaghetti-strap shirt underneath. Even if it wasn't shear, the neckline is VERY low. The tucking details took some time, but I'm happy with it. What do you think?