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 body has been doing amazing things and I should feel proud and happy about it. It is amazing to see what it is able to do every day! It’s just perfect!!
To kick start back in this self love journey, I made myself a mama-friendly Turner NURSING dress. AND I LOVE IT!!
Please excuse the stains on the dress, it’s really hard to take pics of my outfits now that they get spit on or touched with the dirty hands of this little monster 5 mins in the wearing…
So, please allow your eyes to overlook stains…
Ok, so here are the details:
The front bodice will have an upper and a lower layer. The lower layer needs 2 holes for the breasts to come out while breast feeding, and the upper layer stays the way it is drafted. To trace the hole for the breasts in the lower layer, roughly position the front bodice pattern piece on your chest.
Cut the following pieces:
To assemble the bodice follow these steps:
- join the front bodice lower layers right sides out and sew the breast holes together to stabilize them. You can further stabilize them by adding transparent elastic to the lining side.
- hem the bottom of the upper layer of the front bodice
- treat the new lower layer as the front bodice lining and follow the pattern or sewalong instructions. Make sure that the elastics in the holes for the breasts face your skin (this is the right side of the lining).
The dress bodice should look like this when finished:
Gorgeous, isn’t it?!
Here are some pictures of my final product with the pink fabric:
Que tal?! I love it!! There is one single thing that I will have to change for my next version, the center back of the skirt is not parallel to the floor, so I will elongate the center back of the bodice to improve that.
What are your thoughts? Do you love hot pink as much as I do? Do you know of any nursing dress patterns or tutorials?
Thanks my loves!