The Ultraviolet Maternity Tee is a Maternity Sewing Exclusive meaning it is available for sale only on Maternity Sewing. The Maternity Ultraviolet Tee will be an everyday staple of your summer like the UV rays from summer sunshine. Oversized with short cut-on sleeves, the shirt can be sewn from knits or wovens. View A has curved hem that comes up high over the belly with high-low shape from front to back, meant to be worn over a camisole. View B is standard shirt length and has a straight hem. Available in 2 cup size options: A-C (dartless) or D-F (darted/gathered) and with an optional pocket. Fully illustrated step-by-step instructions provide separate construction information for wovens and knits.
Both the Ultraviolet Tee and the Ultraviolet Maternity Tee are available on Maternity Sewing, so what’s the difference? The Ultraviolet Tee is an oversized tee so it will comfortably accommodate a large belly – in a knit with the side slit it might even work until the end of your pregnancy. However, curves on your body (like your pregnant belly) take up fabric in both width and length so the from hem will ride up in the non-maternity version. In the Ultraviolet Maternity Tee View B has been drafted specifically for your pregnant belly so that the front hem will remain full length and straight across through your whole pregnancy.
View A (the cropped option) will actually work on any body at any time but with the large curve from high front to low back it will show off the curve of your pregnant belly. View A also works well for nursing.
Tuesday Stitches has a bunch of helpful sewalong information on their website if you’d like some creative pattern hacks or some extra hand-holding through the sewing process.
What do our pattern testers have to say? “I love the ease of this tee! It puts together so well and instantly becomes one of your favorites!” (Melissa)
“For someone that doesn’t normally wear anything loose fitting, I was really surprised at how much I liked the top. It sits in just the right place for showing off bump.” (Find Emma on Instagram)
“This is a fun and easy pattern to make while pregnant! Its loose style makes it accommodating to any stage of pregnancy. I will wear this to yoga, and may use it as a casual layering piece as well.” (Find Sarah on Instagram)
“It’s a great maternity dress up style. Wovens feels dressier and not for everyday running around with my little kids.” (Find Julee on Instagram)
“I loved the original version of the Ultraviolet so it’s fantastic to see it in a maternity version because its such a versatile top. With the bonus that it’s written for wovens & knits, plus being a relatively a quick make, its perfect to make up in a variety of fabrics.” (Find Nicky on her blog or Instagram)
Maternity Sewing was founded by Lisa Kievits and Erin Weisbart. They created Maternity Sewing to help you love your body and your wardrobe while pregnant and after. Read more about Erin & Lisa.