Monday, June 9, 2014

Maternity Blouse


Recently I found that all of my blouses were becoming too tight through my waist, so I decided it was high time I sewed a couple new summer blouses for myself. When my sister Rachel was expecting he little boy, my mom and I sewed some maternity peasant blouses for her. She wore them quite often and they lasted right through her pregnancy.

 I pulled out the same pattern we used for my sister, and was once again delighted with how quick and easy this blouse it to sew! The pattern is Simplicity 5756. I used some poly/cotton my mom gave me to sew the blouse I am wearing in these photos. Although poly/cotton may not be as breathable as 100% cotton, it is great to have a blouse that always looks fresh and tidy. I have also sewn this blouse from a red and white striped cotton, which looks great with a white skirt. I am so pleased to have some pretty and comfortable maternity clothes!

The skirt I am wearing is not a maternity skirt. I simply sewed the skirt in a size larger than what I usually wear (plus I think the pattern runs a bit big), so I am hoping to use the skirt after the baby is born. After the first trimester I discovered that all of my skirts had zippers and were not fitting very comfortably. At that point I sewed some elastic waist skirts that I am still enjoying. The pattern used to sew this skirt is The Sedona Skirt, I like the panel design.

Another design feature of this blouse that I really like are the back ties. This helps the blouse look flattering, and yet it can still"grow" as I grow.

It is hard to believe I am already 25 weeks along! I am feeling more excited to meet our little one with each passing day.



To end this post I thought I would share a photo the beautiful flowers that have begun to bloom in our garden this past week. This bush is very special, as it was a wedding gift Adam and I received last year. Apparently it blooms right around our anniversary, and the colors are our wedding colors.

12 comments:

  1. Hello, What a joy to see you and what a wonderful maternity top you have sewn! I am getting excited also for the new little one! I agree that the material you chose does tend to look much nicer after a long day.And your plant is so pretty and to think it knows when to celebrate and bloom!
    Have a wonderful week and loved seeing your updated baby pics...
    Blessings, Miss Roxy

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  2. Sarah, you look lovely:). It is such a blessing to sew one's clothes, especially when we are pregnant.

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  3. Your outfit is just lovely, Sarah! And well done on sewing it yourself! We have recently begun making our our own peasant tops and love them! And I pray all goes well for the rest of your pregnancy - you must be so excited!

    Blessings,
    Kelly-Anne

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  4. Dearest Sarah,
    You are so beautiful! And what a lovely job you did on this blouse...this should be just perfect through the summer months! Don't you just love old "tried and true" patterns...I have a few of these in my collection that I return to time after time.
    Sweet blessings,
    Laura

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  5. Dear Sarah ~ you are so beautiful! I am so very happy for you......even more and more with each passing day!

    Special blessings to you and all those you hold dear,
    tia

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  6. That blouse is beautiful! What a blessing to be able to sew your own clothes.
    Praying that the rest of your pregnancy goes well.
    Have a lovely day!

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  7. Hi Sarah ... such a pretty photo! Sweetest Blessings ♥ Teri

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  8. You look lovely, Sarah! I like the patterns you've chosen. I wore loose fitting blouses and empire style dresses when I was pregnant. I think they are modest and feminine, and a lot cooler in summer months too...much more so than a lot of the tops that are worn today that fit skin tight. Not so nice.
    You're a lovely mom-to-be. :-)

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  9. Congratulations, Sarah! What a lovely idea to sew your own maternity blouses. I love the material. It looks so soft and cozy. And that plant is just beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful week!

    Blessings,
    Amy

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  10. Beautiful! congratulations on your expected little one! <3

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  11. Hi Sarah! I have been wondering how you have been doing and feeling :) You look so beautiful, my friend.

    Your maternity top is lovely and feminine - it's so pretty that I would wear it whether I was pregnant or not :) May you have a wonderful week! Hugs

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  12. These tops are great even when not pregnant especially in summer when you want something cool. They also go nicely under pinafores (which I think you call jumpers). I do like the tie at the back.

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