Union St. Tee Maternity Modifications

Hello, friends! I hope you’ve been enjoying the Happy Home Blog Hop this week! I wanted to pop in and share one of my latest makes, the Union St. Tee – with maternity modifications! I LOVE this t-shirt and the adjustments I made to the pattern were minimal, so I thought I’d share with you guys! =)

Union St. Tee Maternity Modifications // SewCaroline.comUnion St. Tee Maternity Modifications // SewCaroline.com Union St. Tee Maternity Modifications // SewCaroline.comFor this pattern, I cut a size medium (which is what I would normally sew, pregnant or not.. I like my tees to fit a little looser). Click here to see this tee fit me in my non-pregnant body.

Instructions for Union St. Tee Maternity Modifications:

1. Take the front bodice PATTERN piece and cut along the shorten/lengthen line.

2. Add 6″ between the two pattern pieces and cut your fabric.

3. Cut the fabric for your back pattern piece as you normally would (not adding the extra 6″).

4. On the front bodice piece, Measure up from the hem line 8″ and again at 16″. Using elastic thread in the bobbin, gather between the two marks you made enough so the front and back bodice pieces match in length.

5. Sew the shirt per instructions given in the pattern!

It was so easy to make these mods + I still have  a lot of room to grow into in this tee (I am almost 29 weeks pregnant in these photos). You can grab this pattern from Hey June Handmade – I’m sure it will become a staple in your wardrobe!

Happy Sewing!

xoxo, Caroline

11 thoughts on “Union St. Tee Maternity Modifications

  1. I want to confirm before cutting the front piece that I should add 6 inches to the length of the front bodice, not the sides. I’m just wondering because your first step says to cut the pieces out and then the next step says to add the 6 inches. I would like to try making this shirt. I love all of your fabric designs!

      1. I see how that could be confusing. it should read “1. Take the front bodice PATTERN piece and cut along the shorten/lengthen line.”

      2. I would like to make this maternity shirt but am new to using elastic in my bobbin. Am I supposed to use the elastic in my bobbin to only sew between the 8″ and 16″ mark or am I supposed to sew with the elastic in my bobbin to sew up the entire side? Sorry to ask you these beginner questions!

  2. Caroline, I just ordered the pattern and know I will be making many. I love the fabric you used, is it one of your designs?

  3. I would like to make this maternity shirt but am new to using elastic in my bobbin. Am I supposed to use the elastic in my bobbin to only sew between the 8″ and 16″ mark or am I supposed to sew with the elastic in my bobbin to sew up the entire side? Sorry to ask you these beginner questions!

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