For my Trudy inspired look, I wanted a dress more like this silhouette:
But, being 24 weeks pregnant, I had to change some of the silhouette in order to fit my growing baby bump, sort of like this:
I kinda mixed the two together. I was NOT going to wear a sailor style dress while pregnant. I would just feel silly. But, I loved the sailor styles color more. It's a better hue for my skin tone. And I chose a neckline more like Trudy's dining dress and A-line skirt. The puffy sleeves were just an added bonus.
The pattern I used is a Butterick Bridal and Bridesmaid pattern. I did the bridesmaid option. The pattern dates back to 196, and with the empire waistline, it was perfect to fit my bump into. This pattern was really easy to follow. I avoided the hassle of extra filigree options and just kept it simple and comfortable.
I highly doubt this dress will fit me post pregnancy. I barely fill out the bust as is. But, it sure is cute and I can always save it for my niece or my daughters.