For the first little while after having a baby my size and shape are constantly changing. I usually wear some of my maternity clothing for the first couple of months, but eventually I don’t fit into my maternity clothing and also don’t fit into my pre-pregnancy clothing. I have a tiny wardrobe for that in between stage, but all my tops and dresses need to be nursing-friendly. Luckily, here are thirteen non-maternity sewing patterns that are all perfectly nursing-friendly, but they don’t scream nursing-friendly! (And three are free!)
Tshirts are one of the most versatile pieces. They are great for dressing up and dressing down. Vneck tees are great for adding some visual interest to an otherwise basic solid colored tee. I love wearing vneck tees. It makes me feel dressed up even though I’m wearing a comfortable tee. Learning how to sew a vneck is a great skill, and once learned it can be used on almost any scoop neck tee pattern. I used the Cara Maternity tshirt sewing pattern for this tutorial and to make my maternity vneck tee, but this can be applied to any tee pattern.
I’m so excited to announce the re-release of the Rie dress and top PDF sewing pattern!
Rie is a tunic dress or top with yoke and above elbows sleeves. Pattern features fitted yoke with gathers from above the bust and can be worn as maternity wear. Version 1 is a tunic dress with above elbow sleeves. Version 2 is a sleeveless maxi dress. Version 3 is a short sleeve top.
The original pattern has been adjusted to make it work beautifully as maternity and non-maternity wear. We’ve also added two new variations- a short sleeved top and a sleevelesss maxi dress which includes lengths for petite and tall heights.
We’ve had so many requests to bring Rie back, and I am so excited to finally share the new and improved pattern with you! I really hope you enjoy it!