Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Floral Nursing Dress

3.19.2014

Floral Nursing Dress

I decided I needed a new pretty Spring dress that had access for nursing. Mostly because I miss wearing dresses and won't be able to wear most of my dresses until I'm done nursing. I used Megan Nielsen's Perfect Nursing & Maternity Top sewing pattern. I'm really happy with how this dress turned out, and it'll be great for the hot summer. 
I omitted the band and pleated bottom pieces, and instead added a 3/4 circle skirt. I love the beautiful flare of the skirt. It's just so flattering. The bodice fits well and turned out great. It's slightly too short though, but I'm really tall and I forgot to measure. I also accidentally made the hem high-low because when I measured I thought I need more length in the back. Oh well, it gives me extra length for playing and chasing children.
At first I was nervous about the fabric. I thrifted it for a steal, and it's a beautiful knit. I loved the floral print. While I was sewing it I got scared that it would turn out to be an ugly 80's dress because of the print. Luckily, the fit is modern enough that it looks good. And there's radiant orchid in it too!
Heather

10 comments:

  1. You look amazing! And you are absolutely right, the moderness of the pattern(style of dress) out weights the floral pattern, no 80s dress there! Well done!

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  2. beautiful! you did a great job, and I love the style of the dress with that print. looks great!

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  3. I love this. I just got this pattern from Jo-Anns and am excited to make the shirt. Love the fabric on this dress!

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  4. That is a very pretty dress and it looks super comfy too!

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  5. So sweet! Very pretty and I love that it is practical too!
    ~Michelle

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  6. What a lovely floral print! The dress looks super comfy and elegant at the same time.

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  7. Oooooh, I need one of these! Thank you for linking up to Challenge Create: Adult Edition. Looks sooo springy and comfortable.

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  8. Wow, what a great dress. Love the fabric. :)

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  9. I just bought that same pattern, it is great to see a cute version all done! Nice job :) Great find on the knit too!

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  10. I love this! Wish you could sew one for me............with 6 children and a newborn due in just 3 weeks I don't have time for any projects. Can't really sew that well anyway! Was it hard to convert the pattern and add a skirt? I'd love to get some feedback from you! Anne Sweden

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