I finally sewed something for myself!
I was lucky to test the women's Ascent Pullover by 5 Out Of 4 Designs! I love that these are great versatile everyday patterns. My absolute favorite part of her patterns is that she takes the time to make them nursing friendly!
|Sorry, this one was a quick kid shot for a fit picture!|
The only downside is that I'm finishing up nursing my last baby of 4... where were these patterns when I started?! This is an awesome pattern for a nursing mama in the fall! You can make this pullover all one solid color, or add contrast panels like mine. The sleeves can also have the contrast panels, but as I ran out of the butterfly so I just added piping instead.
|You can see the tab for the hidden nursing zipper above the pocket!|
The pattern also includes the option for these great hidden zippered pockets. The pattern directions and line drawings are clear and helpful and the designer always adds helpful hyperlinks to help you jump quickly to the options in the pattern that you need without wasting time flipping through pages. Another favorite thing is the no trim pages! The patterns are so quick to put together since you don't waste time cutting off strips. The PDF sizes are also layered so you can only print the sizes you need.
This pattern is great with just plain, cheap antipill or blizzard fleece (which is what mine is) or you can make it with microfleece, french terry or other snuggly fabrics. One tester made one with cotton lycra (sized down) for a super cute top. I think you could easily add a full length zipper for a great fleece jacket. Tons of options and a great layering piece for fall and winter!
Make sure you check out 5 Out Of 4 Patterns for this and other great patterns for the whole family. She already has the men's version for sale, and a kid pattern is in the works. I LOVE her work out top, the Agility Tank and Dress, which I used to make a nursing swimsuit which was amazing to have during our week at the beach!
|Please don't laugh too hard at my swimsuit and jeans look... I was comfy. :)|