Wednesday, March 7, 2012

DIY Cute no sew nursing top


Tutorial 4
                                            

I was browsing my favorite maternity shop figure 8 maternity  and found this cute nursing top for $74.  I love it but I can't spend that much on myself, I just can't.  I am sure all you Mommas know what I am talking about.  So I am going to show you how to make one like this one for less. Much less
I saw this fort $74!!!  at figure 8 maternity I will show you how for $5


It works like so, very nice when you're out and about.


This style top was super popular a few years ago, so guess what that means?  Yep you got it!  The thrift stores are filled with them.  They are the perfect style to convert into a cute nursing top...Ok lets get started!

Step 1
What you need
You will need a top (this double layered style), scissors, Chalk, Fray Check and liquid stitch (or sewing machine) Small scrap of ribbon or fabric.
This is the top I got out of my sisters closet(not a thrift store but actually garbed it from my sister)

Step2
Mark with chalk

Try it on and mark with chalk a line down the middle and a line just under the bust (so you know where the ta-tas are!)



Step3
Cut it up! 


Now time to cut this part is the tricky part!  You need to be a little crafty with this part and adjust it to your shirt and body, but I know you can do it! You will get the best results if you make a few snips then try it on and check to see how easy the breast is to access, then keep doing this until you have a long enough slit cut to access your breast very easy.  Depending on you particular shirt and body size you might need to make this cut longer or shorter than mine.   TIP*  You might also need to make it a slight oval.

Step 4
Glue or sew 


Now you (probably) need to fasten a ribbon to help keep the slit from showing too much at the wrong time.  Use liquid stitch or sew it on.  You might need 1,2 or 3 sets of ties.
This stuff is the best for any No-sew project!

I got this ribbon on a set of towels so it was free
Step 5
Reinforcement!

Run Fray Check all along the opening adding extra at the top and bottom.  (if sewing run a stitch back and forth over the top and bottom and a zig-zag around the opening)
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TA-DA!
Look, you can't see anything!  
All done, now you have super cute fast and easy nursing top refashioned from a top you might have in the back of your closet.  If you make one please show me a picture of how it turned out.

THANK YOU FOR VISITING

Well I hope you all like the little fixes I made to this post to make it a bit more reader friendly.  Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Monday, March 5, 2012

No-Sew nursing slimming tank

I am sure most of you know the “make any top into a nursing top with a tank” method.  It is a great for hiding your stomach while nursing but I don’t love this method. I always feel disheveled and bulkier(just what I need after having a baby right) I needed something that would look great while trying to calm the screaming poop machine….and slimming…why yes I need to look slimmer, my belly was just stretched to the size of a beach ball.  So I made this in about 18 minuets including taking the photos yelling at the dogs calming the screaming poop machine and begging Big T to take photos.  So I know you can whip up this little no-sew number in no time.



step 1
Get a shape-wear top.  You can buy a new one but better yet get a used one.



Step 2
Try on and trace around your nursing bra
See my chalk line under the bust?


Step 3
Cut out
If yours has a seam like mine cut above it.

Step 4(optional)
If your fabric is a type that will fray use this amazing stuff!
All no-sew Mamas must have this in the house!


Ta Da !

Me before and after.  Nursing shape wear sucks it all in for me.
 look how slimming this no-sew nursing top is!  I wear one of these everyday!  I hope you like this idea.  Thank you for looking.

I hope you make one or more for your self.  It was so easy that any busy Mom can make one in less that 10 minuets.  I would love to see your before and after pictures of the slimming effects of the nursing shape wear.  So please send me a picture of your version of this top.







Friday, March 2, 2012

No-sew Maternity top upcyled from girls dress




In my second trimester I could no longer fit into my shirts, or most of Big T’s shirts. We hit the dollar day at one of my favorite thrift stores and picked up this girls dress made by guess. (I some how lost the before pictures.)  Last thing I remember was texting them to my Sister Kristen and we were discussing who got the better thrift store score that week.  So I am surprised that with my enthusiasm for this garment that I lost he photos.  Sorry I will do better next time (no one is reading this blog yet any way)  Any way it looked a lot like this before.( I am not sure how to give credit to who ever made this dress sorry I’m new still)


So this refashion was so simple!  All I had to do was get out my super Fiskers and cut the little black and gray striped tshirt out from under the black part.  So When I tried on the black part and saw how perfect it was I decided that no more work was needed.

TaDa! You have it a super easy girls dress refashion to maternity/nursing top. 

Monday, February 27, 2012

DIY maternity band upcycled from tank




In my second trimester I could no longer fit into my shirts, or most of Big T’s shirts. We hit the dollar day at one of my favorite thrift stores and picked up this girls dress made by guess. (I some how lost the before pictures.)  Last thing I remember was texting them to my Sister Kristen and we were discussing who got the better thrift store score that week.  So I am surprised that with my enthusiasm for this garment that I lost he photos.  Sorry I will do better next time (no one is reading this blog yet any way)  Any way it looked a lot like this before.( I am not sure how to give credit to who ever made this dress sorry I’m new still)


So this refashion was so simple!  All I had to do was get out my super Fiskers and cut the little black and gray striped tshirt out from under the black part.  So When I tried on the black part and saw how perfect it was I decided that no more work was needed.

TaDa! You have it a super easy girls dress refashion to maternity/nursing top. 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Today is day 4!

So I have made it 4 days!  That is not long at all, but considering how sick I have been and the baby and all the other things... well its something.

Anyway I am so excited to post my projects up here in the next few days.  I am hoping that people can get some use out of my blog.  I don't know if anyone other than myself will benefit from my weird rambling but I hope that I can give some inspiration to a few peeps.

Any who, its so late and I am sick and have no page views yet so I don't feel dragging out this post is incredibility important.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sicky poos


Day 3

Ok here I am on day three, sick with my whole family.  I feel spicily bad for getting little Shipoopi sick with his first cold, I guess it had to happen sometime.  He seams to be handling it much better poise and dignity than me . I am now totally high on a mix of Dayquil and and….what was I doing? 
I am posting my day three challenge post.  Exciting it is not :( however I do have a great DIY belly band / nursing top tutorial I am going to post as soon as this evil cold is gone.

So bloging is super hard!


I just started this blog yesterday, so it is something very new to me.  I challenged my self to post something every day for a month. Thinking that posting everyday for a month would make some type of profound change in my life.  I am not sure that it will make any change in my life at all, never mind a profound one!

 Never the less this is the challenge I set for my self and so here I sit on day two… already having a hard time with my post.

On the bright side, I have infact had a change in my life already.  What is that change you ask?  Well I learned something; I have learned that blogging is super hard! 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I'm a mom

Why a blog?


So why am I starting this blog. 


I am a new Mom and as any new or experienced Mom will tell you it’s a hard exhausting 24-7 job.  So why would I, one of the laziest people in the word, want to add another project to my life?

Well I guess it all started when I realized that being a Mom was a hard exhausting 24-7 job, its life consuming.  For me it is anyway.  I almost immediately felt that my little bundle of joy sucked the life out of me.  He took the “me” away from me.  Yes I love him and he is a wonderful new light of my life.  But some how he became my whole life.

I stared to feel like I am nothing but a robot who tends to a pooping, peeing, puking and periodically screaming machine.  It made me want to scream too, only I can not scream louder than the pee pee machine.

I decided that I needed to get back to being me.  I needed to CRAFT!  So I ran out and got some new scissors and yarn.  Well guess what?  That stuff is still sitting on my kitchen table.  I guess the yarn is also waiting for me to find myself again. 

So I found I needed a push.  I went to the Dr for my check up after pushing out the little miracle.  When I told the Dr how I felt she suggested I try Zoloft.  I took her advice… in a few weeks I still felt like a machine that took care of the little pee pee man only now I had the burden of feeling sweaty all day long and not being able to pee.

So I stopped the little pills real quick and then came up with a new solution.  So here it goes, I am giving myself a push.  I am going to blog about my crafts.  So now I can’t just leave them sting on the table. I will have you to answer too.  I know that “you” are not anyone yet but I am going to pretend that you are.  So as I pretend in my head that my fans need my crafts this blog is my plan to make me whole again.