The loose fitting dresses are all the rave right now and this mama is loving them too! They hide my post baby mom pooch, cellulite, and more. They are cool to wear and super comfy. One of my fave patterns for this is the Marjorie Dress by hazel + gather.
The Marjorie Dress
This dress comes in two lengths and multiple neckline options. I’m a lover of the crew neck option. It’s high enough to be perfectly accented with a perfect set of pearls. I love this look and this pattern but as a nursing mom I need something that will allow me to feed the baby without sacrificing comfort and style.
The Nursing Hack
I wanted a Hack that wouldn’t be obvious or change the integrity of the dress. Oh, and I needed it to be easy enough that I could make it in between nursings. I found that adding a simple princess seam with an invisible zipper from the armpit was the easiest way to make this nursing friendly.
2-3 yards knit fabric (depending on size)
The Marjorie Dress Pattern
2 Invisible Zippers
Invisible Zipper foot (optional)
- Print out pattern and assemble per instructions.
- Draw seam beginning at under arm and extend down 10inches.
- Cut fabric per normal including the seam added for zipper.
- Install the invisible zippers.
- Assemble the pattern per the instructions.
- Nurse your baby freely!
I love how comfortable this dress is and can’t wait to make many more!!!
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I love rompers. Like my love affair with them is something that is so deep that it can’t be shaken. My oldest daughter loves them too. But my middle child? Nope. I made her a romper that was so cute out of some beautiful scuba knit. She excitedly tried it on thinking it was a dress and promptly made a disgusted face while taking it off.
The toddler despises rompers.
But then Rebecca Page came out with this beautiful romper and top pattern that I tested and low and behold the toddler loves it!!!
I was a little intimidated at first. There is a woven and knit option for this pattern which I absolutely love. I’m comfortable sewing with both knits and wovens but knits are normally faster for me to sew with. Since I was super pregnant when I made these I was on a bit of a time crunch.
The pattern construction was easy and took no time. I opted no to cut out the elastic guides since they’re included in the instructions and it’s easier for me to just measure that way. Instead of making the neckties, I used some trim that I already had and matched both the fabric and feel of the pattern.
It took me about an hour to complete each romper from cutting out the pattern to finishing sewing.
What I Love
The pattern options are plenty. You can make these in shorts that have a bubble look or just plain. With the pants version you can leave them wide leg giving a more elegant appearance or add elastic that makes them look harem style for a more casual look. I also love that you can simply make a top. And there’s a matching mom size too!!! When I get a chance I’ll sew one of those up too.
This gets rated a 4.5 out of 5 needles.
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