maternity top #3: Bubble Tank

this one i did the old fashion way…..i busted out the fabric and thread and sewed this flowery Bubble Tank myself. i don’t do that often. especially since i HATE patterns… with a passion. but this top came from a tutorial, not a pattern. so it was different. but of course, i had to make it my own and changed a few things.  i used Made by Rae’s Spring Ruffle Top Tutorial as a starting point and then did my own thing. i shortened the length and narrowed the bands due to my petite stature {haha that was pre-pregnancy!}i also added the ruching to the bottom to avoid the “Belly Tent” look and did gathers instead of pleats. ok, so i changed quite a bit of it and you could probably never tell it came from Rae’s cute little number below.
my Bubble Tank cost me about $8 to make. compare that to the $50+ price tag of maternity shops and my wallet is smiling. but isn’t it cute?! there’s plenty of room for the belly to grow. i love that the bubble hides the belly nicely. for now….

more maternity tops and shirt refashions are coming. don’t forget to check out my other Maternity refashions here.

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Linda
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥
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  1. 1
    Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide

    Very cute… love that you made it your own. Can't beat $8 for a new maternity top. To be honest.. you can hardly even tell its "maternity".. the way it fits you. Love the fabric.

  2. 2
    Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide

    Very cute… love that you made it your own. Can't beat $8 for a new maternity top. To be honest.. you can hardly even tell its "maternity".. the way it fits you. Love the fabric.

  3. 3
    nournada

    hii
    i love your blog i would like to swap or exchange links ,you put my link in your blog roll and the same for me my url is
    http://neddle-crafts.blogspot.com
    if you agree please post a comment in my blog with your url
    thank you soo much
    nournada

  4. 4
    Tanyia

    thank God I am in no need of a maternity shirt, but yours is quite adorable! I love the original, and I love how you used it to inspire your own as well!

  5. 5
    Keriann

    Awesome maternity top! I had one with the same bubble effect that I wore to death during my pregnancy! And that fabric…I've had my eye on it for weeks trying to decide what I wanted to make…I'm think a new summer top or skirt is just perfect! Going fabric shopping today! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. 6
    Amie

    Cute! I'm not a fan of patterns either, following tutorials is so much easier! Thanks for sharing!

  7. 7
    Practically Spent

    Another cute top, Linda. Thanks for your help with the pink one.

  8. 8
    tami

    so cute! It almost makes me wish that I would get preggers again! Almost.

  9. 10
    Emily

    How so super cute is that, and how talented are you!! Great blog by the way :)

  10. 11
    Kell

    That is cute. I love the changes! Heck I love those shirts and I'm not pregnant! hehe It just hides the last few pounds left to go.

  11. 12
    Jessica

    I'm curious, how easy is it to get this top on and off? I'm a little leery of it because it's cotton fabric with only an inch of ease and no zipper…