COCOON: a winter toasty baby tutorial

Hello friends, For those of you who love baby wearing and want to keep your baby warm and toasty on you throughout the cold and freezing weather, today I want to share with you a couple of makes that have made Canadian winter babywearing a positive experience. A jacket extender + a wrapping blanket to…

Starry night blue Turner Exchange

Hi friends, I was thrilled to wear my last Turner, so obviously I had to make myself another one. I  chose a beautiful sparkly blue crepe that I had laying in my stash of precious fabrics. Sadly, however, even though the fabric was stretchy, it didn’t have enough stretch to make a comfortable fit on…

Mama gets a Turner/ Nursing dress modifications

Hi friends, long time no see!! It has been a tad strange to live in my post-baby body, and while I’m experiencing the happiest moments of my life I can recall, when I look at myself in the mirror, I sometimes don’t seem to feel as comfortable as I used to in my body. My…

Emilia Style!

Hi friends, I’ve been doing some sewing for my little Emilia. Making garments for babies is so much fun! They come together pretty easy and fast and I get lots of inspiration to create using garments that I no longer want or wear, so I get to recycle some fabric! Yeeeiii!! For these makes, I…

Nursing african style!

Hi friends, This is not a post on real African style nursing, but rather a post about my latest Pregnancy-Nursing Bra made in an African Vlisco print! This creation sums up my journey to conquer the realm of boob support, breathability and comfort during pregnancy and throughout nursing. For a summary of the journey you…

The compilation, a search for the perfect Pregnancy-Nursing Bra

Hi friends, Welcome to the compilation of my journey through the construction of a bra that provides support and comfort for fuller busts, and is suitable during pregnancy and throughout nursing. This is quite a long post, so if you are not the reading type, you are welcome to skim through the pics and read…

Eggplant nursing bra

Howdy buddies! Long time no see! I’m dropping into the cyber world to show you one of my latest creations. I call this my eggplant nursing bra becuase it’s a fab gray and purple combo. Alterations: For this bra, the construction was exactly the same as for my yellowlicious bra. The main difference is the…

Yellowlicious nursing bra!!

Hi my darlings, Today I bring you my YELLOWLICIOUS bra, the last nursing bra I was able to make while pregnant.   My main intention with this bra was to modify the band to improve the fit and to see how those modifications affected the wearing comfort. There were also a couple of modifications to…

Emilia is here!

Hi friends, I just wanted to drop a quick line to let you know that little Miss Emilia Oliver is here. Our little bundle of love was born on May 14 at 2:40pm. Every moment in life has been pretty incredible since she arrived.   I’ll see you soon with more bra and garment updates….

Cup modifications: the many muslins

Hi friends, Today I will share with you a little on how I decided to do quick tests on modifications to the cup shape before settling on one that was good enough for me. If you remember from my last post, I drafted size 24F from the EZI SEW nursing bra and this is how…

The pink nursing bra V2

Hi friends, I’ve been loving pink lately more than usual. I mentioned in my last post that I purchased a pretty pink and black bra kit from Erin’s Etsy shop. So I couldn’t resist making my next nursing bra version in the lovely neon pink fabric that came with the kit, a pink lightweight no-stretch…

My first nursing bra and pregnancy related perks

Hi dears, Let’s talk pregnancy bras. During pregnancy, hormones cause changes in the breast tissue, which make the breasts swollen, sore and extra sensitive to touch. It can be painful.   Bras that fit well pre-pregnancy become quite uncomfortable to wear during pregnancy due to the added sensitivity, growing breast tissue and the expanding ribs:…