A few weeks ago I came to the conclusion that only 3 tops in my wardrobe currently fit. Apparently I like fitted clothing, and as I am nursing my baby, I needed... bigger tops. Enough explanation for you? So, enter this pattern, which looked kind of loose through the midsection.
Well, I suppose it would be looser were it not for the baby weight I still need to lose. But it is super comfortable and I love the fabric. Fabricmartfabrics.com has carried this bamboo knit for awhile now, which I have ignored because it's a little pricey for me for a knit. But they were running a buy $50 worth of fabric, get $10 off deal a month ago, and I had $40 worth of fabric in my shopping cart. It's yellow - which I adore - so I thought why not give it a try? Surprise! It really is lovely, with a wonderful drape and is a little thicker then an ITY knit. Plus it seems to hold up well in the washing machine. I'm planning to purchase more the next time I find some other fabrics to order and they're running a sale.
The front twist and asymmetrical neckline is what I really like about this design. I've also used this pattern for the other twisted front view, although that top has the annoying habit of creeping up the bust and needing to be tugged down.
I'm sparing you a back or side view - too many lumps and bumps at the moment.
I did plan to make a few more roomier tops, but when my mom came to visit last week we went to a great resale store. I must admit I had previously turned up my nose to Goodwill. It seemed like a place poor people go. Not that I'm shopping at Neiman Marcus or the like. Really, I'm not a snob. Anyway, they actually had some nice stuff, and it was a very clean store and well organized. Did I mention inexpensive? I found cashmere sweaters, people. For $2.99!!! Also lots of bigger tops, so I don't have to hurry up and crank those out. I hate to sew under pressure.
Here's a picture of baby Rachel, who is now 5 weeks old. Does she have some crazy hair or what?!