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.