No my friends. I am not in that kind of way, but my sister is and I’ve been putting my sewing powers to good use and making for the lady with the baby.
My sister arrived in Australia from Canada in December with Megan Nielson’s Perfect Nursing and Maternity top pattern and a piece of really nice Liberty knit fabric – Oh my the fabric! She came requesting ‘help’ to make one. “Yeah, yeah” I say. “Give it here”.
The finished top is quite nice. It fits well and Sarah says it’s comfortable. I toiled the pattern using some basic grey t-shirt fabric from my stash as I couldn’t bring myself to cut into the Liberty without testing first. The fit was spot on. There is a little more room for her to grow and the top has that funny under thing for breast feeding. I didn’t know these tops existed when feeding my little ones, but they sure look handy for keeping things discreet.
The pattern came together easily with no dramas. Most of the top was constructed on my overlocker, except for the hems. For any machine sewing I used a zig zag stitch, set to .5mm wide.
My sister and her family are back home now and enjoying some
cool freezing Toronto weather, just as we are preparing for a scorcher with temps over 40!
We actually discussed our bushfire safety plan last night. I’m sure you’ve noticed the trees over my back fence in my photos. There are many and they are close and they connect to a national park, so we are somewhat at risk. My husband wanted to show me how to use the fire hoses, but my plan, with three kids, is to leave early and stay at mum’s. She has a pool and good AC 🙂
Stay cool and stay safe friends.