Nursing Slip!

I finished my nursing slip today…AND I even put tucks in it (pattern was too big under the arm). In general, the pattern was a bit challenging. It required gathering and a whole bunch of fantastic work that I wasn’t prepared for. It’s a historical nightgown pattern that we made into a nursing slip for me to use under a beautiful semi-transparent dress that a dear friend sent to me. But I’m so happy that I had the help of my mom which made it even easier! I think there were several breakdowns on my part at trying to understand the pattern…next time (God-willing) I’m totally going for the patterns that say easy! Pictures of the finished product are soon to come–I’m just trying to figure out how I’ll show you. The slip itself is semi-transparent! (I think I’ll just leave it on the hanger and take a picture that way…:) )


My Baby Lock stitching some yellow batiste

The finished slip


I sewed once upon a time…and I’m about to sew once again

I have sewed a pillow, a backpack, half of pants, and a duster in my 26 years of life. The first three items were sewn when I was an overgrown teenager in a kid’s sewing class at G Street Fabrics. The duster was made during my college years at my best friend’s house who is a whiz on the machine. Now I’ve just received a beautiful dress from UAE and I decided that I’m going to hem it and make a slip for it…and make Noora a sundress too. But the sundress may have to wait til next year…Right now, my focus is finishing this slip and the hem of this dress before Ramadan comes in, so I can wear it for iftar (the breaking fast meal).

It’s gonna be a weekend extravaganza–stay tuned for my progress!

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