I have often been told in the past month that I don't look pregnant. I don't know why people think this is any less offensive than saying "you look huge." The comment either implies that I am bad at being pregnant and am underweight or that they thought I always looked like I was smuggling a bowling ball around under my shirt. I think people are easily deceived by empire waist dresses. In preparing to take the bus the other day, I was feeling really tired and wanted to make sure I'd get a seat, but no one is going to give a seat to someone who is ambiguously pregnant. This shirt to the rescue. No question, this shirt makes you look pregnant. It totally worked.
I chose a size medium without adjustments based on my pre-pregnancy measurements as suggested and I think the sizing worked out just fine. I found the instructions clear and helpful and the shirt very easy to construct. I added my usual t-shirt construction steps such as stabilizing the shoulder seams with clear elastic and top stitching the neckband down with a twin needle which were not included. I gathered the side seams as instructed by basting a couple rows of stitching in and gathering but I found this gave me fairly uneven gathers that were a bit finicky to sew. Next time I would use a length of elastic and stretch it while sewing the side seams for a more even gather as I liked this result in my Erin Maternity Skirt.
Ever played the pregnancy card on the bus?