I love getting to experience pattern testing with new companies! This was my first test with Ellie and Mac and I really enjoyed how smoothly testing went. It’s so fun to learn from different groups and experience different styles of pattern drafting. Since I have been really trying to focus my sewing on maternity clothes, this was a perfect test. The new Cold Shoulder Top features drawstrings at the side seams for a fun, cinched look. Or you can loosen the drawstrings completely and have a sexy little mini dress.
I made this top out of Double Brushed Poly from So Sew English. Since my due date is towards the end of winter, this will be a perfect top to get me through the colder days.
I haven’t made a top with cinched sides like this before, so it was fun learning how to do that. And I love the extra room it provides for belly growth! The top has several sleeve lengths, and hem lengths. There is also an option to add a band, which was really cute from seeing the other tester pictures.Baby is growing! I’m at 14 weeks now 🙂 Not too much longer until we get to find out if I’ll be sewing for another baby girl or if I need to expand my boy pattern collection!