Saturday, January 30, 2010

Fashionable T-Shirt for Moms

Many have asked if I'll be selling these nursing shirts.
This was a commisioned piece to use as a prototype for manufacturing.
If you would like more information on purchasing shirts made in the future based on this design, email:
A friend commissioned me to make sure a shirt she's been wanting to make nursing more convenient.  She described what she wanted, so using her shirt that fit well as a pattern, I made a new t-shirt out of pink knit she picked out.

To make it accessible for breast-feeding, there are snaps along the empire seam, and up to the sleeve seam. 

To add a little feminine touch, and to better conceal the fact there is an open empire seam, she wanted a row of knit flowers, this tutorial she saw on Tea Rose Home.  Rather than hand sewing the individual circles into flowers, I folded the 3 circles into quarters, then used the machine to sew the bottoms, saving a little time.  I did have to sew each flower on individually.  I like how the sleeves have a little puff to them. 
Hope it works for her!


Mindy said...

Very cute! You are very talented!

C & N c{o}. said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I think you are a stinking GENIUS!!!!!!!!

If your friend doesn't love it, she's crazy! I would have killed, ok- maybe not killed, but definitely jumped the woman I saw wearing this and ripped it off her so I could have it, if I saw someone wearing this when I was nursing and fighting with all those shirts!

On a more serious-less-crazed note:

Excellent job!!!!! Mind if I try my hand at the concept for a friend who is expecting and will be nursing?

jill said...

Holy cow Jess, that is AMAZING!! I might have to commission you to make a few for me...i hate nursing shirts, but that looks like pure genius!

Sarah said...

I would have loved a few of those shirts! Very cute.

Danielle said...

Very cute and VERY convenient. I love it!

Kari @ Ucreate said...

Finally, a cute shirt for the breastfeeding mother!! So many moms of newborns are going to LOVE you!

Ummm...ya, I'm so featuring this!

Laurel said...

This is so great! What a genius idea. I am always on the lookout for an easy-to-use nursing shirt that doesn't cost a fortune! Thanks for sharing this, it's genius! :)

Kelly Moore said...

I LOVE THIS! I will have to make a bunch before my baby comes in April...
One question though, are the snaps hard to do back up one handed?

LOVE IT! (I will now officially be blog stalking you now!)

laurennotloren said...

Aww this is so awesome! I would have loved that about 2 years ago lol! Following and now bookmarked for any surprise future babies! Thanks:)

SeƱorita Carolina said...

How can I purchase one? You need to put these on Etsy!!!

Angie - said...

Love it! Come link your cute idea at my party: Thursday's Treasures!!

Candace @ Candace Creations said...


Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

May I ask you to give me tips on how to sew snap tape? I even asked for advice on my blog a year or so ago when I was trying to use it on a project. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to machine sew it. Zipper foot catches or is too wide and it just left me wasting days and being frustrated. Project is still pinned and unsewn a year later! I would so appreciate any advice you can share!


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