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. 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!

  2. 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.

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