DIY Perfect Spring Suit

DIY  Perfect Spring Suit
Lately I have had the desire to wear clothes that are fashionably comfortable.  I have had to wrap my brain around the fact my body is changing and I don’t want to fill my closet for the next several months with clothes I will never wear again.  The beauty of making your own clothes is the fact you don’t have to settle for those boring maternity clothes that flood pinterest.  When I decided on this look, I wanted a nice breathable fabric with a small amount of stretch that would make for all day comfort, and this Italian lightweight suiting from  was perfect.   This is a cream colored lightweight fabric beautiful for spring.

The top was made with Vogue V8815 with the following alterations:
-Cut a 10″ graduated V in the neck line
-Added a 2″ tapered sleeve
-Added a 51″x 9″ double layered pleated peplum instead of the pattern peplum piece
-Cut the back piece on the fold removing the zipper
-Added a 9″ zipper on the left side seam
-Faced the front and back neck
-Lined the back with this satin from

The pants were made with Vogue V8909 the only alterations made were leaving out the drawstring, adding a 1.5″ elastic at the ankle and I lined them with this satin from

Top- DIY
Heels- Sergio Rossi- alternate color found here

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  1. April 15, 2014 / 1:52 pm

    Fabulous outfit! I love that everything is DIY except for your shoes. 😉

  2. April 15, 2014 / 3:55 pm

    this is so chic, as always. You have such a talent for taking a basic pattern and turning it into a great, unique outfit.

  3. April 15, 2014 / 3:56 pm

    This is such a chic outfit! You have a a real talent in taking basic patterns and turning them into fashionable, unique outfits!

  4. April 15, 2014 / 5:48 pm

    Beautiful! Congratulations! I pray you'll have a healthy pregnancy.

  5. April 15, 2014 / 8:30 pm

    Nikki, you look absolutely gorgeous!!!!!! and I love the entire outfit and those shoes kill'in… love it!!!

  6. April 15, 2014 / 9:00 pm

    Love it. So fresh and chic!

  7. Donne Elbert Mills
    April 15, 2014 / 9:24 pm

    You are creating high end looks at a DIY price. Love the entire look. Congrats!

  8. Anonymous
    April 16, 2014 / 3:16 am

    Your outfit is spectacular, as always. Congratulations and all the best for the baby!

  9. April 16, 2014 / 5:17 am

    Your body is changing in the most beauiful way. Yu and your husband are blessed

  10. April 16, 2014 / 2:03 pm

    This is very chic, congratulations Nikki, I bet you will be the best dressed pregnant lady I have ever seen 🙂

  11. April 16, 2014 / 2:04 pm

    This is very chic, congratulations Nikki, I bet you will be the best dressed pregnant lady I have ever seen 🙂

  12. April 16, 2014 / 7:52 pm

    Hi Nikki,

    Just wanted to drop a comment telling you how inspired I am by you and your blog. I recently took up sewing and have found it hard to find good resources for pattern recommendations and tutorials, and I'm LOVING your site. I just went through an entire year of posts and purchased a handful of patterns that I've seen you use and alter time and again. I'm feeling so inspired! You've given me courage to think outside of the pattern, so to speak. Thanks and keep up the great work and congrats on your little one on the way!

  13. April 16, 2014 / 10:49 pm

    So beautiful and stylish!

  14. April 22, 2014 / 1:47 am

    Always chic & fabulous!! Congratulations, you look gorgeous…all the best!

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