I chose my Simplicity/Built by Wendy 3835 top pattern.
I have six of these...so how hard could it be? I managed the first day's photo. As seen above. 3835 made from checked fabric a friend gave me. Day 2...uh-oh...realisation dawns. The problem? Well, I hadn't taken into account my enlarged breast feeding bust!! Most of the 3835s are now tight around the underarms and the elastic neckline has risen to sit uncomfortably and unflatteringly high. I realised that they look extremely tentlike over a bigger bust. I just couldn't do it. I couldn't bear that restricted arm movement. or that wearing a tent feeling.
Below are the 3835s in old photos. Just thought you may like to see them.
|Grey 3835 from thrifted duvet cover, originally white as seen here|
|no. 2 or 3? Made from thrifted curtains.|
|I love this bright 3835, altered with trim to hide a front centre rip.|
"This is YOUR challenge, write the script any way you want, just remember: IT IS A CHALLENGE."
I think my challenge will be to complete the month and see how I can adapt my me made wardrobe to my nursing bust! I don't want to go and buy lots of new clothes for feeding my baby in. I feel quite strongly that women are being fooled if they believe the shops who are trying to sell them £30 "nursing tops". An additional and very personal challenge for me is to get through the month without negatively comparing myself to other participants. That is just me and an unhealthy tendency I am working on squashing.
I am not even going to try to do a daily photo and post, maybe three times a week? I am also giving myself a free pass for a day a week.
'I, Debbie of Minnado's House, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear 1 me made or refashioned garment each day for the duration of May 2012 with a day a week free pass'