I love how when I make my own clothes I get to determine how long/short or fitted they are. I love where the neckline hits in this shirt and how the ruffles short-of disguise my swelling belly.
Ruffle Maternity Shirt
After making Pigg#2 a ruffle shirt, I wanted to try my hand at making one for myself. And since my shape right now is quite round, of course it’s a maternity shirt. I really like the shirt, but I keep debating about whether the sleeves are too long or not.
Having the ruffles go diagonally across the front seems to take emphasis off my shape.
Since it’s knit, I didn’t have to worry about finishing any of the edges of the ruffles and could sew them right on the shirt.
But I made sure to catch the edges of the ruffles in the neckline for a more polished look.
I put two layers of the knit in the sleeves and on the back to really make sure it’s not see-through. I also left the sleeve edges raw and let both layers show
Now if I could decide about the sleeves.