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Vintage Sewing: Simplicity 5300, a tent dress for breastfeeding

So, I just looked back at my blog posts and holy smokes— I haven’t posted anything sewing related in over a year! I’ll be playing catch up for a bit, because 2019 included a bunch of makes.

First up is this modified tent dress that I sewed from a vintage curtain that I found at the bins. I toooooootally love this fabric, maybe more than any other dress that I’ve made. It’s sturdy, and the green/pink/yellow colors just make me so happy. Green has long been one of my favorite colors, and this dress pairs well with cardigans I have, earrings, etc.

I sewed this dress because I needed more dresses in my wardrobe that are breastfeeding accessible. I used Simplicity 5300, a 60s tent dress pattern and simply modified it to add a center front zipper for access. It was a very quick and easy project. The zipper was the only modification I made.

I trimmed the pockets with pink rick rack, but decided not to use the trim on the neckline or arm holes because I thought it might irritate me. It looks …

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