It strikes me as ironic that I finally made a perfectly serviceable nursing dress the week before I decided that I was done nursing. I've been working on this dress in my head for the last 5 years. (I know, it is awfully simple to have taken that long!!) I love nursing my babies but somewhere around 14-16 months I'm totally over it. When the teeth come out and the baby becomes the distracted toddler I'm done. And I miss dresses! This time, all done.
Dress A is a blank slate tank dress. My favorite shift style. I lowered the neckline and notched it and added a button. I added patch pockets. On the next one I will omit the notch and put the pockets in the seam. I am also thinking of adding a draw string waist. Because of the pockets on this one you can't really belt it. But I don't mind. No one is going to call me sexy in it (and some people might think I am hiding something. No more babies here though!)
None of the dresses from the Stylish Dress Book are made to look sexy. They are all made for comfort. I adjusted the bust darts big time. I used the placement from the Tiny Pocket Tank and then dropped the point of the dart another inch. In the future I think I can move it back up half an inch and the fit will be perfect. It hardly matters though, I keep thinking of omitting the darts all together (but that feels a little like I've given up too much :) The brown buttons and butterfly patch are all vintage. The fabric is a shirting in a tiny mulberry stripe. I bought it for $2.50 a yard and it is 60 inches wide. What the??
I see another of these dressed in my very near future. That will round my summer everyday closet out- 4 dresses, 2 tanks, 2 skirts, 2 shorts, 3 tee shirts. Done and done.
So- what do you think?