1.25.2010

Another Project...

...and perhaps my last before the baby is born? I suppose we shall see.

Anyway, I've been wanting to make a nursing cover for a while now, and a couple weeks ago I bought the for it fabric on sale (at JoAnn's, as usual). I finally had the time and energy to make it today (maybe Janey is going back to her usual napping self... I can only hope!), so here it is:



I pretty much love it, but I wish I'd used a little shorter piece of boning--the original pattern calls for 16", but I think mine ended up being closer to 18, because I forgot to cut it down after I originally bought it. It's probably just not discreet enough. If it ends up being a problem, I'll fix it and cut it down to probably 14" or so--I just don't want the opening quite so big. I do love the fabric, though, and that I did the straps and everything all on my own, and it was so easy. If you want to make one too, there's another great tutorial over at Sew Much Ado. I love that blog, can you tell?

And for those of you that are wondering how I'm doing, I'm still pregnant, and for the most part doing really well, though I'm very tired, and my body is giving me more grief, pain-wise. The baby may or may not have dropped some, I feel like I'm breathing a little easier these days, but moving is more painful. I'm definitely looking forward to having a normal body again, but am still nervous at the thought of having three kids. I had my 37 week appointment this morning, and I seem to be progressing (dilated 2 cm, 70% effaced, for those who care), so she's certainly on her way. I'm (mostly) excited, and very grateful everything has gone so well so far. Only a few more days until I get to meet this little girl. :)

And here is a picture that accurately portrays how I feel like I look:


nice and large and squashed.

10 comments:

*Liese said...

Your "large and squashed" photo just makes me grin. Are your little girls excited to have another sister?

Mandi said...

The nursing cover turned out so pretty--love the fabric. I've sewed a couple of those, myself, and I preferred a shorter piece of boning. I think for this baby, I may make a new one without any boning at all, more like a blanket with straps. I don't know if you used D-rings or not, but mine kept falling off the straps. If I had it to do again, I'd add some interfacing to the inside of the straps to make them more rigid, or instead of D-rings I'd just use Velcro.

Good news that you're 2 cm and 70%! Keep us updated. :)

BECKY said...

VERY pretty nursing cover!!! And keep on keeping on! I hope to hear of more dilation VERY soon!!!

pinksuedeshoe said...

Your nursing cover is VERY cute, I really do like that fabric! Loverly!

Haws Family said...

Great Fabric! A tip... when I made my nursing cover, I put 12" of boning in, and I still thought that too much. I might go for 8" next time. Don't change it until you try it! And best of luck... Hope you aren't pregnant to much longer! ;)

gilian said...

Boning? D-rings? Straps? Uh, I suppose this might show my age or a generational gap or something, but what is a nursing cover? Isn't that what receiving blankets are for?

And about that photo? I've got to go find the windex because I now have a little lipkissmark on my computer screen. You know I'd never kiss your belly in real life, but I couldn't resist giving that little ball of joy a kiss when I saw it like that...

I can hardly wait to meet her.

Watt Family said...

I love the cover Jessie! The colors are so pretty! And I can't believe your on your third! You are an amazing Mom and your girls are so lucky. I hope everything goes smoothly with labor. WE MISS YOU!

Kellie Spiker said...

Cute! I love your nursing cover! How neat to make one!

Phairforce said...

everyone feels huge at the end but seriously Jessie you are cute and tiny. I hope she comes soon!

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