Last week I had the chance to test another great maternity top: The Layer Me Up Shirt by Patterns for Pirates.
There are so many things to love about this top! It comes in two lengths, shirt (what I did) and tunic. There are two hem variations (regular and banded) as well as tank top, short sleeve, 3/4 sleeve, and long sleeve variations.
She has also included a very large size range: XXS to plus 3X, so there is something for everyone. I did the size XL. It is a slimmer fit, so size up if you want a top that is more loose fitting.
The maternity version is very well done. I like how the gathering is applied to the front only, while the back is kept the same as the original pattern. The top is plenty long, and I have enough growing room to make it until 9 months!
I already have two more of these tops cut out, and I’m sure I will use the non-maternity version after baby is born too!