Maternity Spring Ruffle Top

In honor of Mother’s Day, I wanted to treat myself to a little selfish sewing this week…with some new maternity clothes!

Ever since I saw the Spring Ruffle Top by Made by Rae, I have had it on my to-do list. With maternity sewing in mind, the project was finally realized…

Made from an old button down shirt – I simply used the button up front and turned it around so that it was lining my back. Furthermore, as my bust has increased quite a bit with this pregnancy, I didn’t want the pleats on the front and opted for a fuller, flowier fabric by simply using gathering stitches around the top.

To accommodate for the fuller belly, I simply utilized the natural dip in the front and the back of the button up shirt, and kept the original hem. And for a more flattering fit, I pleated the bottom of the shirt to gather in more around my waist, rather than letting it hang.

And let’s not forget the little bow…lol

Overall, I am really pleased with how this turned out – and would highly recommend the Spring Ruffle Top as a maternity shirt!

Now, back to that sunny spot in the backyard…

Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next week – Happy Sewing!

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  1. Jessica!

    This turned out so cute!! That picture is dreamy! Happy Mother’s Day!


  2. So cute! I’ll have to keep this in mind for when I’m pregnant again

  3. This is really cute! I may need to try making one. The maternity clothes just aren’t exciting to me anymore. I’m sock of boring plain-colored shirts!

  4. That is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing! I would like to make one now.

  5. This is cute. I have a super easy tutorial about five posts down on my blog for making a maternity type peasant blouse from a button down shirt too. You could copy and paste to see it if you like it. I love small florals like that.

  6. Cute! I have been looking for things to make my pregnant daughter-in-law. You’ve just given me inspiration!

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