Sunday, September 30, 2012

Simplicity 2447–Maternity Style

Pattern Description: Misses Shirt in two lengths with front collar and sleeve variations
Sizing: 6 to 24
Instructions:  They are very easy to follow on this pattern.  Very clear instructions with appropriate illustrations to compliment the written directions.
Changes:  I made an adjustment for maternity garment.  I found a tutorial online, which I printed out and now cannot find the link! To recap, add 2” to the center front, tapering to no addition at side seam.  This allows extra length for the pregnancy belly.  Then cut the side at the seam to just below the dart or bust, hinge out 2”. 
Fabric:  I made this three times for Erin.  The first time from a heavier stretch cotton shirting from Hancock’s.  I was short on fabric, so this version has short sleeves as in View E and the collar of View C
Simplicity 2447 with maternity adjustments
Simplicity 2447 tan collar
back yoke:
yoke Simplicity 2447
Second version is a orange-white gingham seersucker from Hancock’s.  I was able to use the regular collar from view A, the sleeves from view B
simplicity 2447 orange
button tab sleeves:
button tab sleeve
collar orange
The final version is a bright yellow cotton burnout from Hancock’s.  I made View F with long sleeves.
Also, with the burnout, I used self-fabric for the interfacing for the collar, cuffs, neckband and front band.
Simp 2447 yellow
Simp 2447 collar

Conclusion:  This is a cute blouse with so many different options.  I don’t think I will make it again for Erin, three is probably a good number.  She needs to get bigger for these tops to look right, but I think they will look very cute when that time comes.

My favorite is the orange-white version.


  1. These look wonderful!

  2. I'm with you the orange gingham is adorable.

  3. All are terrific blouses. I'm partial to yellow. I have this pattern, and it is a good one.

  4. These tops are so cute. Your daughter is fortunate to have you making her maternity wardrobe. Like you, I love the orange gingham.

  5. Great new tops! I really like the options for this blouse. I like the orange one the best too. I don't know ... I think you could make this pattern over and over with all the options and fabrics.

  6. Three stylish tops. They're a lovely addition to her mat wardrobe.

  7. Thanks Happyblue128! I foresee to blogging a lot of typically. :)

  8. Three cute tops! My GOODNESS you have been productive!

  9. Each one looks so professional Lori. I love the yellow burnout. I can see it layered with a white cami and dark jeans. I have a similar gingham top that I bought at old navy. Your version is really cute too.

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