1, Being a mum requires me to whip out my boobs far more frequently than ever before, so I have had to shelf a lot of my dress patterns in favour of separates ( I have made some nursing dresses that I might one day post?!).
2, my body isn't the same shape anymore so I am looking into new shapes.
One of the great things about the blog/Instagram sewing world is the mass of knowledge and experience. Before embarking on a new pattern I will search insta and the blogs to see how others have gotten on with it. Dose is run large, is there a fiddly bit, will it work in the fabric I want to use etc.
I want to contribute to that pool of info with my experiences so I am hoping (no promises or time tables with a baby in the mix) to blog my foray into feeding friendly clothing!
First up is the moss mini.
I wanted a nice basic that I can pair with nursing friendly tops, so I went for a light denim in medium weight.
I cut a size 8 based on the hip measurements in the instructions and it fits well, I wanted it to sit a little higher to come up over my new wobbly bits.
I added 3 inches to the length to compensate for wearing it higher and I am glad I did.
I decided to double top stich the yoke, front, back and pockets in a contrast thread.
I wasn't sure how to proceed with the hem so I left it raw and now I like it!
The instructions are great, even the fly wasn't too tough. The pattern is well designed and came together well. I had to fight with the waist band to make it fit but it got there in the end!