I made this dress a few months ago, but hadn’t got around around to photographing it until recently. I think I’ve been too busy wearing it. It was one of those #churchisintwohoursandIhavenothingtowear projects that I just kind of winged, and luckily worked out great, which doesn’t always happen. I’m sure you can relate. At least I hope you can :).
I really wanted a nursing friendly dress to wear for spring, and thought a knit peasant style would be perfect. And I was right! It is so easy and comfortable to wear, and the neckline pulls down easily for nursing, without getting stretched out. I wish I would have made this a looong time ago, and had something similar to wear with my first three babies.
I drafted the peasant style top, and am thinking I may offer it as a free pattern. What do you think? I need to make some minor tweaks, but overall, I’m really happy with how the fit came out, and I love that it’s a style that is flattering on almost any body type.
I used a 3/4″ seam allowance when attaching the skirt to the top and then used the seam allowance to create a casing for the elastic. It makes for a really comfortable and easy-fitting waistline. I always buy elastic by the roll (affiliate link), which is SO much less expensive per yard than buying individual packages. It’s one of my favorite tips for saving money on sewing supplies, and I wish I would have realized it many years ago :).
Both the stripe knit and floral knit fabrics came from Girl Charlee. I feel like one day we’ll all look back on the whole pattern mixing trend and wonder what in the world we were thinking, but for now I love it, and will continue to enjoy it while I still can, hehe.