Monday, June 29, 2015

The Beginning of a Maternity Wardrobe

When it comes to Maternity clothes, I have been very much inspired by Mid Century Vintage styles, Such as Lucille Ball wore on "I Love Lucy"
I find these styles to be both lady-like and sophisticated, but also, thy just look downright comfortable!
A few months ago, while on an Antiquing venture, I happened across Vintage Simplicity 2705 and decided to bring it home for future use.
Perhaps I am still a bit early yet for maternity wear, but I am already finding my everyday clothes to be a bit snug and uncomfortable, so I thought why not!
Today I finally found that I had just enough energy (and I also wasn't sick!! ) to possibly begin work on it.
I have several lengths of different materials in my stash, some vintage, some new, and this one just seemed to call out to become a nice summer maternity top. My Mother picked it up on a recent trip to Lancaster, PA. Amish country.

There wasn't quite enough to get all the pieces out of it, but after having taken the cuff off the sleeve I was able to get all the base pieces out of it, and I think a contrasting white will do well for the pockets and sash. And I have just enough of the scrap left to add to a quilt. So all in all I'm very pleased.
Hopefully I can finish it and get pictures up soon. :D 


  1. Ooohh, I agree, they really, really do look comfortable and chic at the same time.

    Happy sewing!
    ♥ Jessica

    1. Thanks so much! I can't wait to finish it!

  2. I'm very late wishing you it, but CONGRATULATIONS!!! How exciting to be expecting a precious baby!! :)
    I can't wait to see your new maternity outfit!