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Topic: How do I make this Nursing/Maternity/Cover/Poncho Thing?  (Read 128334 times)
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« on: April 07, 2011 03:49:31 PM »


I really want one of these but $60 seems a bit too rich for what looks like essentially a poncho made out of light jersey knit. Anybody want to venture a guess about how to make one? How much fabric I'd need? Basic shape and where the seams would go? I'm kinda blanking, it looks like it might be deceptively simple... What do you guys think? (crude drawings encouraged please! lol!)

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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2011 04:31:39 PM »

To me it looks like a big rectangle with a neck hole!   Tongue  No seams except a hem all the way around and binding on the neck.

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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2011 11:25:44 PM »

I just found this link recently. Can't wait to make it.
http://tombazan.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/anne-blouse-pattern-sheer-loose-fitting-with-batwing-sleeve/

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Ps. When you search you may want to search for "batwing" shirt.
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2011 12:57:45 AM »

It looks to me as though it's a piece of fabric with a neck hole and possibly (from that picture of her sitting down with the baby) some stitches by the wrist so that it stays on the arms.
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2011 02:33:09 AM »





That's pretty much all it is.
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2011 07:26:55 AM »

These directions could be helpful on making the neckline of the above pattern with a knit Tips for a neat, round neck (scroll down) Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2011 01:50:30 PM »

In looking at the other fabric designs sometimes it looks like they put two seams on either side of the neckline with two other strips of fabric crossing the grain for that "4 way stretch" thing. It's a bit easier to see in this picture:

That one makes it look like its made from four pieces of fabric, two long for the sides and two shorter ones for the front and the back with a neckline sewed in the middle...

Thanks for the diagram, lol, makes me feel super dumb that I couldn't figure that out. I blame "pregnancy brain".  Tongue

Any suggestions on the proper fabrics for this? Looks light SUPER light weight knit, but rayon/cotton blend or... what do you think?
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2011 02:09:30 PM »

So I ordered two yards of 58" wide ITY stretch jersey knit, I'm hoping that will be light enough as well as stretchy enough, and provide enough fabric... I'll will absolutely post a link to my finished project when I'm done and let you know how it worked out.
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2011 08:32:49 PM »

Thanks for the idea, I'm about to make something like this for my best friend since she plans to breastfeed. She's due any day now and I'm going to see her for the first time since she started showing. =O
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2011 10:26:45 AM »

Wow, after seeing the pics you posted, I SO want to make one of these! Great idea! I love how it can be used as a BF cover and a baby carrier cover!

Did you end up making one? I'd love to see pics and know if you ran into any issues!
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