This week I got the opportunity to test a new shirt pattern that was released today! This top is so cute and perfect for mama’s like me who are pregnant, and/or nursing. Even in this cold weather we have been having (the low is supposed to be -4 tonight! Brrr!), this top is comfy for lounging around the house or for a good work out.
The Spoxxy top has multiple options. For my test, I made the nursing and maternity option in one so that I can wear it for the rest of this pregnancy and postpartum while I am nursing and loosing my belly.
The top part lifts up to allow easy access to the milk. The underneath layer is a full length tank with holes to allow you to easily undo your nursing bra and feed baby.The maternity options allow you to have the length needed to cover your growing belly and rouching to help with the expansion. As you can see here, I have already popped quite a bit!
My favorite part though is the back. I just love the racerback and the gathering! This tank will be gorgeous this summer in the regular length for lounging around, dressing up for church, or working out. I can see myself with a whole collection of them in my wardrobe!
For this version I used a cotton/poly interlock blend. It makes it super comfy and soft! The pattern suggests using at least 5% Lycra/Spandex knit fabric to help it to retain its structure as you wear it. It also makes for good fabric to work out in!
Are you interested in making your own Spoxxy tank? Check out at Stitch Upon a Time’s Etsy shop and while you are there check out Jennifer’s other awesome patterns. Here are two others that I am in love with:
The Beanstalk Britches are perfect for your little guys/gals! They come in just a few sizes but have snaps by the waist to make them convertible and last through several growth spurts. They are also roomy in the butt which makes them perfect for cloth diapers! To find out more, and to get help on sewing these pants up, you can check out SUAT’s Facebook group, where there is even help on adding a second layer to the pants in order to make them nice and warm in this cold weather!
But this…this is my favorite.
I plan on making a gazillion of these for every baby in my life! This adorable pattern is called a Hoodsie, and comes with the option to leave the hood off if so desired. But I think the hood adds so much character! It can be made as a onsie or as a shirt. You can also buy an add on package that allows you to create an adorable coordinating cardigan to go over the hoodsie. It goes from premie up to 36 months. It was such a quick sew and turned out so unbelievably adorable!
Interested in any of these patterns? Check out the other great patterns Jennifer has to offer. From undies, to baby swaddlers, she has several amazing patterns and is sure to wow you with her talents!
For a limited time (until 2/25/2015), you can get a discount on any purchase over $6! Simply use the code DANAG and the discount will be applied. So what are you waiting for?! Hope on over to Stitch Upon a Time and fill your cart with all the amazing patterns Jennifer has to offer. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
*The opinions contained in this blog post are purely my own. Although I was given the pattern to test I am in no other way compensated for my opinions. There is a contest to see who’s code gets used the most, however, it is purely for fun and no monetary compensation will be received. I honestly love these patterns and am happy to share my find with you in hopes that you too will fall in love with these patterns! Happy sewing!