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Delray Blues SWAP

I’ve finally made progress with the SWAP! Shown at left is the wrap tube top. I used the Hot Patterns Sugar Babe tube top, drew out a full-width tube top, drew the wrap on to it (I started at just about 1 1/2″ inches from the CF and then drew down to the side seam to create the wrap) and then cut out two of them for the front. The back I cut on fold as usual. Then, I took a piece of rectangular fabric the same height as the tube top, measured between my bust points to get the width. Voila! I can nurse in this tube top (I have a strapless nursing bra) by pulling aside either wrap. The center panel (dark teal in this photo) will keep me covered when the wrap is pulled aside.

The second image is the Elizabeth Lee NC107 tank top – just a basic princess tank with nursing openings under the princess seam at the bust. I think I’ll take this in even smaller on a subsequent version – they are cut very generously, and I didn’t

need the amount of ease I left for this knit fabric (though in a woven it would probably be fine.)

The pants in both are the Hot Patterns Sugar Babe wide leg pant. I added a satin drawstring along with the elastic, for a decorative effect (not shown). I like both of these outfits – good summer casual outfits. I would like to make the jacket in a coordinating fabric. But for the SWAP, of course, the button front shirt dress functions as a jacket. I’ll make that with 3/4 sleeves since it’s a summer/spring dress.

By paradise

I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

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