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.


  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

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

  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!


  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,

  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,

  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!

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

  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. :-)

  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!


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

  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

  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.