I’ve been behind on sharing some of my maternity makes. I made both of these maternity tees before Christmas and, I’m just getting around to taking pictures of them. But that means I have worn these a lot since making them and know what I like and don’t like about them. I feel like I’ve been really successful with my maternity makes this time around. I still enjoy getting dressed everyday, and I feel cute. I made both of these tees using the Cara maternity tee sewing pattern. It’s my go-to pattern since it’s already cut out, and I’ve made probably ten of them. I know exactly how to fit it to my liking.

Me Made: Striped Cara Maternity Tee

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.

Me Made: Striped Cara Maternity Tee

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.

Me Made: Aztec Cara Maternity Tee
Me Made: Aztec Cara Maternity Tee

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Author: Heather Handmade

I'm a seamstress and mother. I sew, blog, thrift, upcycle, design fabric, and teach sewing classes. I'm also a self-proclaimed fabric fondler.

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2 thoughts on “Me Made: Aztec and Striped Maternity Tees

  1. Loved this post! Thanks for giving these ideas. Sometimes is difficult to find maternity clothes that I like it.

    Posted on January 26, 2016 at 4:26 pm
  2. Your stripped one looks so comfy. I keep buying striped things, and then never wearing them. Guess stripes are not my thing.
    I like the Aztec shirt, what a clever thing to do. I have a maxi skirt that is stripped(duh, never will wear. doesn't help that one of my kids said I looked like a zebra in it.) that I was hanging on to it to see if I would refashion it. I am thinking it might look good as a maxi skirt for my daughter.

    Posted on January 22, 2016 at 4:21 pm