Sunday, May 16, 2010

Some Sewing Has Been Accomplished

Don't have heart attacks! It is true, I did sew something, and it was all for my greedy self. I have had this idea rolling around in my noggin for a nursing shirt that needed to be born. However, I didn't know if it was going to work and I didn't want to spend money on it. So in steps a t-shirt top leftover from a previous project and some scrap knit fabric.

May I say up front that although I love these colors of blue and gray I am NOT a lover of color block shirts. However, as stated above, I didn't want to waste fabric on something that I wasn't sure was going to work. So I didn't.

So here's the finished shirt.

The pleating is very hard to see, but there are three pleats over each breast. Also, I'm feeling very self -conscious about the lack of hair styling, eyebrow grooming, and shirt hemming.

And now for the function part of the shirt. It's hidden in a pleat.

Don't worry, folks, it's a bra.

I made a few mistakes on this shirt. That's what muslins are for, right? I didn't make the pleats deep enough to lay smoothly over my bust. I am currently a 34F. The shirt looks better with this bra, my other bra has underwires and makes me, erm, perkier, thus spreading the pleats even more. I also miscalculated the amount of fabric needed and ended up putting in two strips, one on each side of the front. I think I over-fitted the top, I should have left it boxier for this look.

So let's see this sucker in action!

Not good enough? Well, how 'bout we double it up.

Not bad for about an hour's worth of sewing.

And now for a parting picture of my little girl.


  1. I think it is absolutely adorable! Good job, Krista! You are so talented!

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  3. I'm sorry for deleting you post, Mom. Call me paranoid, but I'm not using the kids' names on here. But thank you for such a sweet comment! You can repost if you would like.

    Amanda, thanks. I think sometimes we're our hardest critics.

  4. I'm glad you let me know that was your bra krista, i was afraid you were just that white ;) LOL hehe, haha, ha.

    And i think for a first try it's great :D And i works wonderfully! Loved this line "Not good enough? Well, how 'bout we double it up." Although i think you should have added like, WAHBAM or something :D

    And oh my goodness, she has gotten SOOOOO big! She's not a newborn anymore!! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!

  5. WOW KARISTA! That is a very cool shirt, when I have kids, I may be asking for your brilliant pattern. :)

  6. I adore the tandem pic!!!! The shirt is adorable too.