T-shirt to pin tuck tunic

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I love this maternity top – I’m living in it. Whats even better is I made it from an oversized white mens tshirt.

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What you’ll need:

  1. A large tshirt that comfortably fits over your bump
  2. 1/4″ wide elastic

What to do:

  1. Cut a really large neckline, and casually sew pin tucks along the front, until the top is fitted around your bust.

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  2. Fold over the neckline by 1/2″ and topstitch, then thread through your 1/4″ elastic to stabilize the neckline
  3. Optional: I added pleats to the back of my shirt because it was still way too big

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It’s a great maternity basic, and it got the approval of my Hubby, so it’s a win win!

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  1. says

    I LOVE the snow! I’m aghast at how deep it is and how white it is.

    That wasn’t the question though, right? I like both colours. That plum really suits your hair though!

  2. JoAnn says

    You did a beautiful job turning a big t-shirt into something lovely and comfy. It is wonderful to find something that works so well for you. And it looks great on you.
    I think pregnancy affects the brain. That was especially my experience with the first one. It will pass.

  3. says

    Just found your shirt after searching burdastyle for refashions – LOVE it. Looking to have another baby in the near future so I’m looking for maternity clothing I can sew – this looks fabulous and I know I have several LARGE t-shirts in my drawers from giveaways and whatnot…thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Diane says

    Just made this shirt using a thrifted man’s xxl t-shirt! Soooo comfortable that I want to wear it all the time! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

  5. Kim says

    Do you happen to have any tips or instructions on how to do the pin tucks? I’ve never done them before and I’m a little intimidated. Do you just fold the fabric and sew? And you would probably start doing them in the middle of the shirt and work your way out, right?