- Pattern: Roscoe Blouse by True Bias
- View A, size 10
- Adjustments for my length (5’10”): 1″ added to bodice and sleeves.
- Fabric: Polyester crepe
- At 22 weeks pregnant
Today I’d like to show off my new Roscoe Blouse! I paired it with a polyester crepe with a beautiful water color bird print. I’ve had this fabric in my stash for a while and was just waiting for the right pattern. The Roscoe is a perfect match, I think this pattern looks best in a lightweight fabric like polyester crepe or rayon challis. Recently I’ve discovered that I really like bishop sleeves as long as they’re 3/4 length. I have a sweater with full length bishop sleeves and they just drag through everything, which is not at all practical.
As you can see it floats around my belly very nicely, and there is still so much room left. It’s perfect for summer days as the airy fabric and the ease make it very breezy. I also like that it’s made in a woven fabric but that you don’t have to worry about full bust adjustments when you grow as you get farther along. The pattern is drafted for a C cup, but because of the ease created by the gathers a D or E could fit as well. This pattern is not drafted specifically for maternity, so I’ll be able to wear it next summer too.
The Roscoe Blouse was fun to make, it wasn’t all that involved. The instructions are clear, and the methods used give a nice finish. I used a combination of my serger and french seams. I would only make the ties shorter next time as I like to wear them loose and they’re a bit long for that. The style is very different from what I’ve made so far and it is a great addition to my wardrobe. I’ve paired it with Amber Maternity Shorts that will be available as a Maternity Sewing Exclusive in the future.
Would you like to make your own Roscoe? You can find this pattern in our shop!
Lisa is one of the co-founders of Maternity Sewing. She loves clothes with comfort at their core with design elements that make her feel unique and edgy. Besides Maternity Sewing, she designs and publish patterns as Paprika Patterns. She also has an Etsy shop called DIYpads with patterns for cloth menstrual pads.