Today Daisy slept more than usual throughout the day. While she slept I worked on several photo projects (like the baby book), but I still had free time. I spent most of my free time this week sleeping, watching Drop Dead Diva, and reading Storm of Swords. Today I wanted to do something different, something productive...like a quick sewing project!
This is a great nursing cover that Zane's cousin gave me. It's by First Years. I like the full coverage and the poncho style. However, it's 100% polyester, which doesn't breathe. When I use it, Daisy's body heat creates a sauna-like atmosphere that leaves us both sweating. Plus, the polyester retains a weird old milk smell. It reminds me of when I used to work at Chick Fil A and made milkshakes and the ice dream would splatter on me and smell old and gross. I couldn't ever get the smell out of my uniform either.
Basically, the polyester wasn't working, so I made my own nursing cover using this one as a pattern.
I bought this fabric a long time ago, but I've never figured out a good use for it...until now!
I cut out my sections, pinned and sewed them together. Then I found muted pink bias tape from my collection. I don't particularly like using bias tape, because it requires lots of pinning, but the outcome is so neat and clean.
My little baby slept next to me while I pinned and sewed. She never woke up from the sewing machine, even though I was sewing very choppily. There was also a thunderstorm that didn't rouse her. I hope her sleeping habits stay this way.
|She used to be fine on her back, but now she prefers to sleep on her tummy.|
Anyways, here's the final product. The whole project took maybe an hour and a half.
|Okay, that fabric kind of looks like a magic eye picture.|
I can't wait to try it out!
P.S. When I was about halfway through this project, I came across an old sun dress with broken straps and thought it would make a GREAT nursing cover - and I wouldn't have to hem or use bias tape around the bottom edge. I'll let you know if I try it out.