the two seam top

I’ve had a few questions about what the Two Seam Dress looks like unbelted, so i thought i’d quickly share with you another version i made, a two seam top!

I wore this top during my pregnancy almost once a week, and now that baby is out and I am feeding all the time, i’m also happy to report that this top makes a fantastic nursing top and cover up – i will have to take a few photos to show you what i mean! This one was made with more ease than the final tutorial i shared, and is also using a thicker stiffer jersey with much less drape. I think it shows pretty well what i had mentioned in the tutorial, with regards to the design working better with a thin drapey jersey.

To recreate this look use the Two Seam Dress tutorial but at the appropriate length for a top, and add a pair of DIY maternity shorts by remaking an old pair of shorts using one of our great tutorials:

Happy sewing! XOXO

DIYMaternity style // Two Seam top using the Two Seam Dress tutorial from + DIY maternity shorts from old shorts using tutorials on

tutorial: two seam maternity dress

So excited to share this tutorial with you today!! I’ve mentioned this before, but during pregnancy i have like a million more “i hate everything in my closet what am i going to wear” days. Thats what happened on the day i made this dress. I was frustrated and i wanted to wear something flowy and chic and i wanted it 5 minutes ago. So i came up with this nifty little dress. It involved 2 seams, some clever cutting and voila, chic easy going maternity wear.

I will absolutely be making more of this little number and its so easy that i feel that a tutorial is very very necessary. This is one of those pieces that works just as well for the pregnant gal and the non-pregnant gal, can be made shorter to be a top instead, and fantastically is perfect for beginners who want quick results with very little sewing knowledge or effort required.

Sometimes simple is best! Am i right?! Okay ready to learn how?

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DIYMaternity style // Wrapped crop top + Gathered waist skirt

Remember how i was telling you about the new crop top variation in my wrap maternity top pattern ? WELL here it is!

It was definitely one of my favourite pieces during my pregnancy, and even now that i am breastfeeding it works beautifully. Here i’ve styled it with an elastic waist skirt worn above my bump. To recreate this look you will need the wrap maternity top pattern and could use these fantastic tutorials here on DIYM to make a gorgeous skirt:

If you have an older version of the wrapped maternity top pattern that doesn’t include the crop top variation, use this tutorial to alter your pattern.

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Top: Megan Nielsen cropped wrap maternity top // Pattern 
Skirt: Thrifted  // Easily created using one of the tutorials above
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens
Socks: Myer
Necklace: Merl Kinzie // Clydes Rebirth