Friday, June 24, 2011

peasant top from diy maternity

Hehe. These first two photos are courtesy of Madelynn. She's such a good Mommy's helper! Last night I made the maternity peasant top, following this tutorial from diy maternity. All the tutorials there are so well put together with lots of photos. I'm quickly gaining confidence when it comes to sewing for myself, and I'm excited to try more of the patterns and tutorials from that site!

 Starting with this shirt I swiped from my husband's side of the closet (it was only there because I forced him to buy it years ago. He's never been a fan of pearly looking snaps though.)...

 ...I ended up with this totally cute and comfy maternity top. Love it!

The only thing I did differently from the tutorial is the sleeves. Instead of making them more fitted, I just slipped some elastic into the hem. Now my shirt is plenty roomy and because of the snaps, maybe it can also double as a nice and loose nursing top this fall. 



  1. Such a cute top, and the sleeves turned out great!

  2. Love this shirt! I'm 12weeks with our second child and none of my maternity clothes are the right season! I have what I'm sure is a dumb question but I'm very new to sewing and I'm wondering how you removed the pockets with leaving a mark? The shirt looks great I cant wait to try!

  3. Congratulations, what a blessing! All I did was use a seam ripper to unpick the stitches holding the pockets on, and after washing and drying the shirt you couldn't even tell it had pockets in the first place. Good luck! I look forward to seeing yours. :)