A perfect nursing & maternity top for my sister-in-law
One of my lovely sister-in-laws (I have three!) is expecting her second child at the start of July. Before I start on the baby sewing, I thought I’d make my sister-in-law a maternity and breastfeeding top.
With seven weeks to go, the mum-to-be is glowing!
The pattern is Megan Nielsen’s Perfect Nursing and Maternity Top and it came together very quickly… which is lucky as I only started it last night and we caught up at 10am this morning! The top is slightly big, but I think that’s more to do with my poor fabric choice (it is super stretchy mystery knit) rather than the sizing.
And as the name suggestion, this is the perfect top for breastfeeding. There is a built in modesty panel with concealed openings that can be accessed by pulling front bodices pieces to the side. Brilliant! My sister-in-law said she didn’t have many feeding tops, I think I’ll be making her some more of these!
Pattern: Megan Nielsen’s Perfect Nursing and Maternity Top
Fabric: Light weight mystery knit from The Ark Haberdashery.
Alterations: I lengthened the sleeves to 3/4 using the Alexa T-Top sleeve as a guide. I also added fine fusible knit stay tape to the shoulders, front bodice edges and all hems.