|Start by making the skirt part. I used a rayon lycra blend which was really soft, really stretchy and light so it had great flow. Then measure the widest part of your hip. Add 2 inches. That will be the width of your front and back pieces for the length decide how long you want the skirt to be.
Then make a waistband piece that is the width of your waist and double the height that you want it to be.
Then I have to talk you through this since I made it before I had the blog and didn’t take pictures…
Then sew the front and back skirt pieces together at the sides.
Then pleat it to fit to the waistband.
sew the skirt to the waistband.
|Next grab a snug fitting shirt. Try it on and pin or mark where you want the skirt to be.
Then cut the back of the shirt at that mark(the solid line) stop at the side seams.
Cut the front of the shirt a few inches lower (the dotted line)
|Then sew the back of the shirt to the skirt matching up the side seams.
Don’t sew the front of the shirt to the skirt.
|That’s all there is to it. The front tucks in and can be pulled out for nursing…
Everything stays tucked in, and stays pretty snug but it can also be worn with a belt if you want it to be more secure.
this is brilliant! i am pregnant again, and i wanted to try to solve the "i can never wear dresses because i'm nursing" problem this time around. LOVE this! thanks for sharing!<br />jess
This is so awesome!! I haven't nursed a baby in a while, but I remember how hard it was to find dressy clothes that were suitable for nursing. I linked to your tutorial here:<br />http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-nursing-dress/2011/03/18/<br />–Anne
You are so cute. It never occured to me that you might be pregnant, but I appreciate the thought.
Yay! I might have to try this. This afternoon. I miss my dresses!
50 Womens Knit Sewing Projects
[…] Tee Shirt Dress via shwin&shwin […]
Comments are closed.