I have found I really like shirts with easy access to nursing, especially in the first few months when I felt like that's all I was doing. I was at the store the other day and found a shirt on the sale rack. I added a casing around the neck with elastic.
I don't feel like you have to have this exact shirt to do this refashion, just similar features.
- You have to have a shirt with a neck that's open enough that it can be pulled down for nursing access.
- Since the neckline will be pulled up, the style of the shirt can't have a sleeve seam like a dolman or kimono sleeve.
- You'll also need a fabric tube of matching or contrasting fabric.
First, measure out the length of the elastic. I laid some elastic around my neck and without stretching it, decided how low I wanted my neckline.
Pin the fabric tube around the neckline with 1/4" to 1/2" overlapping the original shirt neckline.
Sew the edge closed along with the elastic.
Quick and easy nursing shirt.