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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Easy Nursing Cami

Guess what?!
The Hubsters and I just celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary on Friday.  It was crazy romantic.  He and Jingus spent it on an overnight Boy Scout camp.  I guess we’ll have to celebrate it later…
Still--happy anniversary, Lovey!  :)
In the meantime, hows about I show you how to make a super easy nursing cami?!
nursing cami
Start off with a tank top.  Use one you have in your closet, one off the clearance rack, one that’s thrifted, or a new one of your favorite brand.  Whichever you prefer.
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Cut a strip of 2” elastic about 3 inches smaller than the back of the tank top.  Serge or zig-zag the edges of the elastic.
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Snip the straps off the back of the tank top, and trim them to about 2” long.
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Sew each strap into a small loop on the front of the tank.
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Now, take the elastic and stretch and pin it to the back of the tank.
zig zag
You can't tell in the picture so well, but that's the back of the tank top.
I actually didn’t sew any elastic to the back of the tank.  This tank had elastic lining the top, so I just left it.  You want elastic on the back so that it will stay up in the back.  Or you could just use the back of your bra to hold the back of the tank into place.
Hook your loops around your nursing bra.
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Now you have a fast, cheap, and easy nursing tank.
These are fabulous because you have easy access to baby’s food, that cute layered look, and you can nurse modestly in public.
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P.S.  These also work under a cardigan.
Tutorial for this cardigan coming soon…stay tuned.
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  1. That's such a cool idea, and perfect timing too! I've been fighting with my tops a lot lately - this layer goes up, this one down, fiddle w/ bra - It gets super annoying trying to do that all under a nursing cover! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks Nat! I may just be making some of these soon. I'm waiting till the little guy comes (any day now, induction date is the 30th though) and I know he's gonna nurse.


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