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More nursing patterns

I bought four Elizabeth lee nursing patterns tonight (sale on the site). The photos there are kinda dorky – and they need newer mothers modeling. But I have seen the very same styles in my latest nursingwear catalogs so I decided to try my hand at a few more tops. I bought NC 205, tops from sleevless to turtleneck; 207, empire overlay tops; 307 curved twinset and regular twinset tops; and 105, which is a long classic nightgown. http://www.elizabethlee.com/patterns/mompats.htm

Plus someone in a contest sewed pajamas from the twinset patterns – which is a terrific idea. She used a beautiful silk for both. A silky knit would also work fabulously. Long sleeves, long pants, perfect for those arctic nights where my DH turns the A/C down really low.

Why now? Look, I’ll be nursing her for at least another year. And I love to sew. And I could, if asked, sew for a friend (or just make her a gift – I think she’d wear the twinsets.)

On the curved front twinset, I want to make one that looks like this:

For that, I think making it in an extra small, with 3/4 sleeves would do the trick. I have several knit choices for this one, including a couple of heather gray very lightweight wool knits.

For summer, a couple of sleeveless nursing tanks (the NC 205), a nursing tube top (yes indeed!) and a few fun twinsets for work would be perfect. I might even lengthen the cardigan to knee length and do a 3/4 sleeve for a maxi cardi look. Chic!

Jeez it all makes me want to keep nursing her til she’s three (and she might want that too!)

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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