I’ve run out of inspiration for maternity sewing. Instead I’m turning my thoughts to post-baby. In particular the top half of me because I reckon I’ll be in my elastic waisted trousers for some time after.
I bought a few nursing tops last time which were good in the first few weeks and months when I was a bit self conscious. I also often went for the loose top over the top of a nursing vest as a winning combination.
Everything looks tired now though. Especially so as Mini Me was a champion puker so everything has been washed and worn a lot.
So I’m collecting patterns and inspiration for Mark II Mini Me.
1) Grainline archer
A button-up shirt is excellent for babies and for hiding wobbly bits. I’ve only really started making shirts last year. They take a bit more patience than I normally display but I’m getting better.
2) Sew Over It Anderson Blouse
Again not designed as a nursing top but I can’t see why not. It’s a cross over blouse that looks quite roomy. Perhaps a bit fancy for toddler group and Bookbug but if I choose the right fabric it should still be a washable wearable option for lugging the small one round.
Colour pallete and fabric ideas
Baby is due in March and I’m unlikely to be doing much sewing for a month or two so I should probably be looking at summer colours.
My favourite colours tend to be
I figure if I stick to a sensible palette and don’t get too distracted by crazy cool prints I could pull off a whole new wardrobe for Operation Boob.
I’m also going to aim for quality cottons and not get distracted by cheap patterns. Whenever I buy cheap I always regret it later.
What do you think? Are there any other obvious nursing friendly patterns I’ve overlooked?