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« on: May 09, 2006 02:13:05 PM »

since i sew for a living, i don't post many things i've sewn--it would take up a lot of space here.  Smiley  but today i'm wearing something new that i really like so i thought i'd post some pictures.

this is the skirt, i copied it from a skirt that was in burda magazine last summer.  the fabric is a bedsheet i got at the thrift store:

this is the complete outfit, the twist top is a copy of a top that was in the same magazine (but i drafted my own patterns for both):

the top has a secret access under the twist so i can nurse my baby without lifting up the shirt.  the lower bodice is a completely separate layer, with an elastic edge to keep it in place when not nursing (forgive the extreme close up of my hand):

inside view of the lower bodice:

my little girl is wearing a dress made from more of the same bedsheet and pants made from the same t-shirt but so far i haven't been able to get her to let me hold her long enough to get a picture together.  Smiley  i know, mommy/daughter outfits are so cliche but as long as she doesn't care, i'm going to indulge myself.

thanx for looking!  and comments are always welcome.
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2006 02:17:20 PM »

that's such a nice outfit.  normally i'm not that big a fan of yellow, but i like this.  it all just seems so happy.
and your little secret slit for nursing is such a good idea!

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2006 02:21:19 PM »

What a great outfit and idea!  Shocked


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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2006 02:26:20 PM »

Unique and so smart!  Nicely done! Smiley

« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2006 02:28:51 PM »

What a fantastic job!  You are one talented mama!  I love the nursing top.  I had nothing quite that fashionable or even functional when I was nursing my daughter. 

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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2006 02:31:28 PM »

This outfit is lovely.

It has to be the nicest nursing top I have ever seen.

Great job!


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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2006 02:35:42 PM »

Awesome nursing shirt design, it's so much prettier and looks a lot more practical than most commercial offerings. Beautiful outfit!

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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2006 02:45:17 PM »

hooray for the Burda twist top! Wink (I just posted a reconstruction using it over here!)

I'm very intrigued about how you fit the nursing peep hole in, though! Did you just not sew the top portions to the bottom at the sides? (I wouldn't have thought sewing it in the middle would be enough to keep it together) Very creative!

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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2006 02:49:03 PM »

thanx everybody!  since all i wear is nursing clothing right now, i get a lot of practice making new access designs.

squirrellypoo, the lower bodice is only sewn into the shirt at the sides, it is completely free at the top edge where the elastic is.  i made this section a little taller so that it reaches to the underarm height, so the lower bodice fits something like a tube top.  i'll try to get a good picture of this later. 

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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2006 03:10:45 PM »

If you altered the design to make it a nursing top (as opposed to it was a nursing top, but yours is a little different), I'm hitting "this rocks!" because you made postnatal clothing that is sexy. Wowsa!

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