ISO Dress pattern suitable for BFing

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ISO Dress pattern suitable for BFing

Postby Disco » 02 Jul 2013, 20:05

Just that really. Anyone know of any? Preferably free but doesn't need to be. I need to start making something this week for a wedding near the end of the month. Any help appreciated, I'm busy and just get loooost looking for patterns and end up looking at other stuff. :?

It needs to be fairly Bf accessible, The only pattern I've got that I like zips down the back and isn't too low at the front so it would mean almost undressing to BF :?
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Re: ISO Dress pattern suitable for BFing

Postby ToothFairy » 02 Jul 2013, 21:18

I made a dress for a wedding a couple of years back. It was a jersey dress with a faux wrap front, easy to pull to one side for feeding. I think it was a Vogue pattern.
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Re: ISO Dress pattern suitable for BFing

Postby Disco » 02 Jul 2013, 21:37

Ah... should've said the other stipulation was that it wasn't stretchy fabric. I've got some cotton lined up, and need to get a bit more that matches... Not sure I can afford to buy a dress worth of jersey right now :?
Hrmmm I might be asking too much. Thanks though. I'll look it up incase I change my mind.
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Re: ISO Dress pattern suitable for BFing

Postby ToothFairy » 02 Jul 2013, 21:59

Could you find a wrap front dress pattern? It's easier to feed from one side than the other, but should work.
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Re: ISO Dress pattern suitable for BFing

Postby CherryPop » 02 Jul 2013, 22:09

Would something with shirring around the boob area make it stretchy enough to work?
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Re: ISO Dress pattern suitable for BFing

Postby Disco » 04 Jul 2013, 22:43

Thanks you for the ideas. Will try search tomorrow. I keep forgetting this is a priority and nearly starting other projects :?
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Re: ISO Dress pattern suitable for BFing

Postby Mummyto1 » 05 Jul 2013, 05:48

I've just had to have a dress altered for bfing. It's for my sister's wedding and she chose the bridesmaid dresses which were sooo unsuitable for feeding, 50s style with a zip up the back and almost corset like in tightness! I couldn't get into it without help so even going to the loo to feed would have been impossible!

Sounds weird but the dressmaker put invisible zips at each shoulder and I can unzip one at a time and pull one side down to feed. The dress is made of a fairly stiff cotton.

Migh you be able to adapt a pattern you like in a similar kind of way?
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