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7.29.2014

Delilah Shirt Pattern Turned Maternity Shirt

Today I am participating in the Golden Rippy Delilah Shirt Blog Tour.  I was so excited to give this shirt a try because it looked roomy enough that I could use it as a maternity shirt.  I had my fingers crossed that it would work out and it did!

First off, a little about this pattern from my experience:
1. It was a quick sew.  It seriously only took me 1 hour to sew the shirt from start to finish.  That included me trying it on several times while sewing it to make sure it was going to work with a big ol belly

2.  I used my serger instead of sewing machine for assembling the shirt, except for the top stitching I did with my sewing machine.

3.  I originally cut out a medium, but then after fitting the first time I realized that it was WAY to baggy for my top and under my belly.  So ended up taking in under the arms and the waistband a couple of inches each.  I didn't compare it for sure, but I think they ended up being closer to an x-small in those areas.

4.  I am always intimidated by adding the arm and neckline binding. I am always afraid that I am going to stretch the fabric too much, or not enough, but it turned out perfect.  There wasn't any funky parts to it at all.  Much to my relief!

5.  I made my shirt using +Riley Blake Gray Chevron Knit fabric.  It is so soft and comfy.  The best part is that it isn't a thin knit like a lot that you find around town and online.  Plus it has a ton of stretch to it.
A Few details from the designer:



Golden Rippy Patterns- Delilah Top for Ladies
The DELILAH top is a fun beginner knit top with half sleeves or short sleeves built in. The arm and hip bands can be made in a contrasting fabric for more fun. The drop sleeves and roomy fit mean that it’s super comfortable! You can make a pretty bow or choose to add some flowers. Get ready to make a closet full of them!
And if your little girl wants to match mommy, you can make her the matching Dahlia top in her size.
Includes:
  • illustrated instructions
  • six sizes  XXS to XL
  • 2 sleeve lengths
  • 2 embellishment options
  • printing guide
  • pattern layout guide
  • grainlines
  • 28 page PDF pattern download to make the top
  • fabric yardages for 45″ and 60″ widths
  • pattern pieces with seam allowances
  • professionally designed and graded pattern


Now make sure to enter in the Rafflecopter Giveaway below for your chance to win this (or any other pattern from Golden Rippy)+


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Two winners will each win: 2 Patterns of your choice from Golden Rippy

The Contest Rules:
You must be 18 to enter.
You can gain entries by entering the Rafflecopter Prompts.
Giveaway ends: 8/6/14 at midnight PST.
Two winners will be chosen and announced on 8/7/14.

If you want to see what everyone else has done with the Delilah Shirt Pattern make sure to stop by Golden Rippy Blog to follow along the next 2 weeks!


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2 comments:

fenna said...

love that you made it for maternity!

Mel said...

Love! Maternity that's cute and fashionable without looking like toddler clothes is hard... You pulled it off!

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