Dresses Complete

For those who didn’t see my Facebook post, I finished the Mommy version of this dress last week!

Originally, I had sworn off making any clothes for myself since I hadn’t lost all the baby weight and since my figure wouldn’t remain an hourglass once I weaned Elly in a few months. I’ll be returning to my beloved pear shape.

It’s funny. When I was younger, I desperately wanted to be more endowed. Now that I have larger – ahem – assets thanks to Elly’s need for breastmilk, I find I’m terribly self-conscious about them. The first time I tried this dress on, I was shocked at how much cleavage shown. There was no way I could wear it. Dan’s reaction changed my mind; he thought I looked beautiful. I can’t tell you how amazing it feels to wear it, especially after wearing only nursing tops and frumpy pants for the last 8 months.

Besides making me feel great, this dress has another feature: it’s nursing-friendly. Just untie one of the straps and the bodice falls forward providing Elly easy access. Unfortunately, it’s a bit too easy to gain access. It’s so easy that a baby can do it. It would have been nice to figure that out in the comfort of our own home, but oh no.

Pattern: McCalls 5094
Fabrics: 3 different fabrics were used. All 100% cotton.
Alterations:None. Although I did meld version A with version F to get just the look I wanted.

With the dresses finally finished, I’ve started on Christmas presents. 1 down. 5 more to go.


5 thoughts on “Dresses Complete

  1. “It’s so easy that a baby can do it”

    ROFLMAO – This totally made me giggle as it reminded me of those “It’s so easy a caveman can do it” – there should totally be a breastfeeding awareness ad that says “Breastfeeding: it’s so easy a baby can do it”

    (LOVE the dress, btw! It looks adorable on you!)

  2. Hey I love the dresses! You gals look quite fetching in them!
    Love the fabric combo! This is the one you werent sure about wasn’t it? It looks perfect together!

    1. Yes, the green polka dots was the fabric I was so worried about in the beginning. And you are right, it came out great. I’m glad I went with my first instincts.

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