Here is the first project of the year, a light blue smock-like blouse. (Yes, the SLB reappears; I think I’ll rock the materninty look again for spring and summer.)
I’m happy with it, and especially proud that I added the collar myself–drafted a pattern for it from instructions online, and engineered it into the body on my own.

It’s less maternity-looking when it’s on, because the armholes and bodice in the pattern I used (Simplicity 3778) actually fit very well. I just couldn’t get a decent modeled picture because it was so dark in the house last night. I guess it’s not really spring at all.