Thursday, March 21, 2013

Pinup Maternity Style 1960s

As I mentioned before I am expecting my first baby this summer and I love vintage. Im now in the ''none of my cute stuff fits but maternity clothes are too big'' stage and the maternity sections of the local shops just look so sad and boring the thought of wearing that stuff is depressing. As spring slowly arrives and invitations to weddings and bridal and baby showers begin to arrive i'm left wondering what in the world am I going to wear? So of course I began thinking of all my favorite shows that feature maternity clothing. 

One of the best samplings can be seen on the TV show Mad Men, worn by 'Betty Draper'
 Though most of these styles from the 60s are best for nicer maternity wear, evenings out, weddings, baby and bridal showers etc. They are a little dressy to be wearing while doing laundry or sewing.

The more casual around the house outfits are a bit too tent shaped for my liking. Maybe once im huge i wont care so much, but right now id like something a bit more streamlined. 

Also here are a few pictures from one of my favorite shows when i was a kid, when ''Samantha'' was pregnant on Bewitched. The green dress is also a bit much with the tent shape and the long full sleeves, but i like the shorter length skirt. The other dress above is very cute!

                                          This one reminds me of ''That Girl'' Marlo Thomas

This is one of my favorites! i think this would be a perfect summer dress

Above are some maternity patterns I found while searching for something to make for myself to wear a lot of these are actually 70s patterns but still have that late 60s look to them. Most of these can probably be found for sale on Etsy or Ebay. I have bunch of saved pattern images to get ideas of how to adjust patterns i have already, but i don't know exactly where i found them all. These would be very easy to make as there is little to no fitting involved, and could probably be done in an evening. Now to find fabric and the really tricky one...time!


  1. Congratulations! I feel like all the sewists are having babies these days. Well, ok, Casey's Elegant Musings and Julia Bobbin just did ;) Its a whole new world of crafting for you!

    1. Thank you! It must be the thing to do if you sew, have a baby lol. I'm looking forward to little clothes, i'm sure they will pop up on here now and then too :-)