I decided that I should just make a few of my own nursing gowns for when this baby comes. I've had a few with every baby and for me it really makes a difference in ease at night time. Really I cant fathom spending over $30 for a nursing gown (mainly due to size-even the "cheap" ones from walmart/motherhood) plus I just got a serger and thought it be a good use of the "lettuce edge" on it. Plus joanns is having a sale soon on their jersey knit.
any tips or ideas? I think Im getting this pattern kwik sew 3327 and then just serging it basically to get them done up faster. but if anyone has a better/easier pattern or any ideas it would be appreciated.
I use this KwikSew book for my nightgowns. http://www.kwiksew.com/catalog/Book_...=Book_Lingerie I made the square neck gown and had it button done the front. Personal preference. I just don't like the nursing slits on tops or gowns. I could slip the gown over my head without unbuttoning it but could unbutton for nursing. Now that I'm not nursing, I make the teddy or slip pattern as a nightgown.
Chris--extended breastfeeding, cloth diapering, babywearing, co-sleeping, APing, CLW, homeschooling before any of this was a trend mom to Joy (1/78), Erica (8/80), Angela (9/84), Dylan (2/98)
Have you thought about doing a regular styled gown with slits and velcro at the shoulder area? I know it's not quite what you are asking but I have thought about making nursing shirts this way too. Pretty sexy if I say so myself.
Im sure there are more patterns out there as well. Also, look at the clearance portion of clothing stores. I got a couple nightgowns that were suppose to be open top for other reasons but I sewed snaps on them to snap them up and they work well for nursing gowns. They were like 2.00 each and another 50 cents for snaps.
~Heather~ Mama to Miss E (1/07), Miss A (11/08), Mr.T (2/11) and Miss A (10/12) Expecting our newest blessing sometime late Sept/early Oct.. Wife to my Marine since 11/2005