Recently I’ve been getting a lot of questions about whether any alterations need to be made to my Wrap Maternity top pattern, if it’s to be worn when you’re not pregnant.
The short answer is – nope! You can still use it exactly as it is when you’re not pregnant. The only thing is that you might find there’s a teensy bit too much length in the sashes – in which case I would recommend shortening them by 1-2 feet. That’s it!
Here’s one of the wrap tops I made for myself when I was pregnant – I shortened it by 2 feet as an experiment, and I’m quite happy with it. The only issue is that with the sashes that short, I can’t really tie a bow comfortably anymore. Only a knot.
So here’s my suggestion:
- If you feel lazy, leave it as is, and just wrap the sashes around a few more times
- If you feel there’s a bit too much length – or you haven’t made the top yet and you want to save a bit of fabric, then shorten the sashes by 1 foot if you’d still like to be able to tie a bow
- If you feel there’s a bit too much length- or you haven’t made the top yet and you want to save a bit of fabric and you don’t mind not being able to tie a bow – then shorten the sashes by 2 feet.
If anyone else has any tips on using this top in a non- maternity way, let me know and I’ll include them!