First of all, please excuse me, there will be no modeling pictures today. At the time this post goes up, I either:
• will be too huge to fit in it,
• will be at the hospital giving birth to my third child,
• will be changing diapers and suffering lack of sleep.
As I told you in my September post, the Texana is so versatile that it allows for dozens of variations. The Marigold Dress is another pattern full of options: you can sew a dress, a peplum or a skirt, it includes optional button placket, sash, different styles of sleeves and pockets. The options are endless! So now try to imagine a mix between both patterns.
As Melissa explained in her post (Sewing patterns for Breastfeeding) the Marigold dress is a suitable garment for the breastfeeding period, due to its button placket to the waist and the post-partum-tummy-friendly elastic waist. I was looking for something more summery and cozy so… What about adding a knit top?
That was exactly what I did, I used the Marigold skirt and sew it to a modified Texana Tank. I shortened the top to the waist, added a seam allowance, and then removed the fitted silhouette by drawing a line from the underarm to the waistline. Don’t cut the Marigold waist pattern piece on the fold; instead cut 2 single parts so you can sandwich the knit top in between. To allow access for nursing I created a button placket to the waist as the original Marigold has. Some snaps for extra fast opening and it’s done!
For my hacked dress I used a beautiful chambray from Telaria and a striped knit from my stash.
As you can see, I can wear it to go shopping all day long or to meet some friends depending on the accessories I choose:
I hope you have enjoyed this hack and that you try to create you own. Do not hesitate to ask me if you have any questions.
Thank you so much for reading. See you soon!