Every season brings its own advantages and challenges when you’re pregnant. In this seasonal series we’ll give you ideas of what to wear, with inspiration from our shop. No matter what season or trimester you’re in, there’s bound to be something that suits your needs! Here’s a few ideas for your wardrobe when you’re pregnant in summer.
These summer months might feel extra special to you, as the good news of your pregnancy is enhanced by sunny weather. If you’re not hugging the toilet half the time, that is! If this is your first, you’ll probably be able to wear whatever you like, even though you’re looking forward to when your belly finally starts expanding. In the meantime you might already feel bloated, and want to avoid tight waistbands. You might be going up a cup size already so keep that in mind if you sew for this season.
Here’s three summer patterns perfectly suited for the 1st trimester.
1. Josette Top & Dress 2. Miss Isabella Top & Dress 3. Margo Blouse
Summer and the second trimester go together well – hopefully you’re feeling better now and ready to transition to a new wardrobe. Your belly is getting bigger, and depending on your style, you’ll probably need some new garments soon. And as your belly is growing, it seems like the options in your closet are getting more limited by the week. Keep in mind that overall weight gain is speeding up these months, so pick a larger rather than a smaller size.
Here’s three summer patterns perfectly suited for the 2nd trimester.
1. Roscoe Blouse & Dress 2. Ursula Leggings 3. Pemberley Tunic
The warm summer days could be forcing you to take it easy right now, which is only a good thing. These last few months you’ll want something that you feel good in, but that doesn’t cling to your body too much. Think flowy dresses that keep the air circulating around your legs, or light jersey tops.
Here’s three summer patterns perfectly suited for the 3rd trimester.
1. Darcy Mama Dress 2. X-Factor Bikini& Tankini 3. Willow Skirt & Shorts
If you’re planning to nurse your new baby in summer, take a look at our patterns specifically for nursing. Take it from us that you’ll have no time to make something when you’re baby is here, so prepare by making those garments now.
Here’s three summer patterns perfectly suited for nursing.
1. Bettine Maternity Dress 2. Cinnabar Sky 3. Tropo Camisole
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.