My nursing Myrtle dress (aka my new wardrobe favourite)

Myrtle dress IG

Hello every body!
It had been a while since I last wrote a post but you know, life gets in the way, especially with a baby at home 🙂
I am very excited about this post because this dress has been a life saver for me. First of all, a little confession: I love wearing dresses, especially in the summer. Since the very moment it starts warming up here in Spain until the first chills of autumn you’ll never see anything remotely trousery around my legs. Things change when you’ve got a baby that needs nursing and you need to be “accessible” pretty much all the time. This left me with great wardrobe gaps and with little to wear.

Luckily, a few weeks ago, I came across a Heaven-sent blog post titled 13 Non-Maternity Nursing-friendly Indie sewing patterns, by Megan Nielsen. I realised I owned a couple of those patterns, one being the Myrtle dress by Colette, so I set it as my new project. I had been wanting a red dress for a while, so I though this could be the one and I picked a drappey red rayon knit that I’ve had in my stash for a while.

Nursing-friendly patterns

I used size 4 for the top and size 6 for waist and skirt. The pattern was easy to follow and I the dress came to life with no issues that I can recall. I am super pleased with the result and it has become my new favourite dress in my wardrobe. Maybe next time I’ll try a less draped fabric to see the different effect.

Myrtle dress pattern 2

As you can see here, it couldn’t fit the bill any better 🙂

Myrtle dress pattern

For my little angel, I’m willing to sew a whole new wardrobe!

Myrtle dress pattern 3

Hope you enjoyed the post and I’d love to hear about your nursing wardrobes, do you have any pattern suggestions?

Thanks for reading!


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