Maternity Maxi with Seen & Sewn Aspen Tank


Lately, I have been going through a binge of maternity sewing mostly using patterns that are not meant for maternity wear but can be adapted. From pattern to pattern this can be more or less of a challenge. When I saw that Seen & Sewn Patterns were not only looking for bloggers to sew up their totally amazing pattern but specifically looking for some to highlight hacks and different ways to showcase the pattern I knew I had to sign up. 

Since summer has finally arrived in Northern Idaho I have been looking for a great base pattern to use for summer maxi dresses and I knew the Aspen Tank would be perfect for just that and since the skirt of the top already has quite a bit of ease drafted into it I really did not have to make many changes.

When cutting out the pieces the top placket stays exactly the same. For the skirt portion, you are going to want to measure your desired length. I went with floor-length but if you want tea, knee, mini, the sky is the limit really. I used the pattern piece to measure the top width and graded out to the width of fabric for the bottom width. Every other step was exactly as the pattern and instructions.

I see many more of these being sewn up to help me survive the summer! What length of the Aspen Tank are you going to sew up??

Welcome to the Seen & Sewn Together blog tour.

Arielle from Seen & Sewn Patterns is creating patterns with a focus on encouraging people to join the #handmaderevolution by sewing their own handmade wardrobe. A nice group of sewing bloggers have joined together to share with you how we’ve taken the Seen & Sewn Patterns and let our creativity loose with them. We want to inspire you whether you’re just starting or well on your way to building your handmade wardrobe. The extra fun part for you is that we have a prize pack giveaway from Seen & Sewn Patterns that you can enter below. The prize pack for US residents includes 1 pattern of choice, a Slow Fashion Tee, and a Slow Fashion Pin. For our international readers the prize pack includes a copy of all Seen & Sewn PDF Patterns. Bonus! All entrants will receive a coupon code for a $1 pattern of choice -so make sure your email is up to date in your profile when entering.

The tour includes these talented sewists, so I hope you’ll follow along this week.

Monday June 17th

Sew 4 Five, Sewing A la Carte, Aurora Designs

Tuesday June 18th

Idle Sunshine, That’s Sew Lily, House of Estrella

Wednesday June 19th

Mahlicadesigns, Sewing with D, Fee Bricolo, Aurora Designs

Thursday June 20th

Let’s Go Hobby, Sewing from Scratch, Craftstyle Living, Mama You Can Make It

Friday June 21st

Claire Cruse, Make It Sew with the Bear and Pea Atelier, Sew Cute Couture by Kathy


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  • anne Maskell

    So cute!

  • Melissa Evans

    I love what you’ve made. Stripes are always a win in my mind.

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