This first tee is one of my favorite maternity tees. I made it with a soft cotton spandex jersey fabric. It’s really soft and comfortable. I love wearing stripes if you haven’t figured before. Stripes and solids are my thing. I’m glad I made it long sleeves to keep me warm. I lengthened the body and the sleeves so it fits me perfectly. It’s a great basic tee. If you are sewing stripes this is how to match stripes.
The next one I made was a short sleeved aztec print tee. I used a maxi skirt that my SIL gave to me. I loved the print of the fabric, but the skirt was too short for me. Luckily, I was able to make a cute shirt from it. This was one of the first ones I made, and I forgot to lengthen the body. It’s long enough in the front, but not in the back so I have to wear a black tank underneath or the stretchy band of my maternity pants show. Besides that I do enjoy wearing this tee with a fun print.
Learn How to Sew Your Own Clothes
- If you want to learn how to sew your own clothing you need to start somewhere. These are the Things I Wish I Could Tell Myself Before I Started Sewing. They will help any beginner who wants to learn how to sew.
- Then you can read some Tips to Start Sewing Clothing.
- Once you start you’ll get better at using a sewing machine, but you’ll make clothing that you might not wear or love. I made every mistake and this is How to Sew Clothing You’ll Love. (Avoid my mistakes!)
- As you get better and better you’ll need to learn How to Choose Fabric for Sewing Clothes and the Best Fabrics for Sewing Clothing. I recommend fabrics that I love, but you’ll find the fabric you love the best.
- You can use paper patterns which are great to buy on sale or you can use PDF patterns which are great for instant gratification. There are lots of Different Ways to Assemble PDF Patterns so you need to find what works for you.
- Lastly, when you are sewing your own clothing and you are drawn to lots of different printed fabric, you need to learn How to Make a Versatile Handmade Wardrobe + Free Printable so that all the items in your wardrobe can coordinate with another item of clothing and be worn!