This nursing shirt hack is easy and makes an easy-to-wear shirt. It’s basically putting two shirts together! Pair two solids together for a colorblocked look, or use coordinating colors for a totally different look. It makes a nice top that doesn’t scream “I’m a nursing” shirt. I love that I can unbutton two buttons for nursing, but I’m still mostly covered in the front and the back. It’s loose for hot months and would look great paired with a cardigan in colder months. I like wearing it with leggings for comfort, but there’s lots of different outfits you could build around this shirt. It can be worn for nursing, and if you make the front long enough it would work for maternity too!
Button down shirt
- Cut across the tank 1″ below the armholes. Cut across the button down 1/2″ below the sleeves.
- Measure across where you cut the tank and minus 2″. This will be the length of your elastic.
- Remove pockets if there are any.
- Sew the elastic into a circle.
- Divide the elastic into four sections. Divide the top of the shirt into four sections.
- Match up each section of the elastic with each section of the shirt.
- Sew the elastic to the top of the shirt with a zigzag stitch. Stretch the elastic as you sew.
- Turn the top of the tank inside out.
- Divide the tank into four sections. Divide the shirt into four sections. Match up each section.
- Sew the shirt and tank together with a stretch stitch at a 3/8″ seam allowance.
- Finish the edges and you’re finished.