I need more nursing-friendly clothing.
I emailed Meg at Sew Liberated, and she was super helpful about how to use her patterns for nursing.
So I bought the Schoolhouse Tunic, and last night I made a muslin (a wearable muslin, oxymoronical as it may be).
I think I need to take it in in a variety of places to give it a more flattering fit.
(can you tell I’m tired? Last night we had a very sick kiddo)
I made a size 14/16, based solely on my bust measurements, but I think I could easily fit into a 10/12.
But it was pretty easy to make, and works like a DREAM for nursing with a nursing tank underneath,
I added pockets in the side seams, just because I like pockets.
The fabric is red Cambridge Lawn, and I have no words to describe how awesome it is. SO soft, but still densely woven enough to be durable. Here in LA, wearing 2 layers is often too much, but a tank and a lawn tunic is JUST bearable. and it will be perfect for the colder days. I think I’ll add some trim or something to the front, but as it stands, baggy and all, it’s totally wearable, I LOVE the fabric and the color, and look forward to making more (smaller) Schoolhouse Tunics in the very near future.
How did you modify this for nursing? I just bought the pattern and I’m trying to figure out the best way! 🙂
I didn’t modify it. I just wore a nursing tank underneath, and we were fine. 🙂