Stitch Upon A Time Brazi – Cross Front Modification

This pattern is a real winner in the world of sewing, nursing moms. The original pattern has a sports bra style top that can be used to make a bra alone or to make a dress. The separately purchased cross front modification makes the whole thing easy access for nursing! The original pattern and the modification are available at http://stitchuponatime.com.

I’ve made both the dress and bra version, including a bathing suit top, as well as a modified reversible nursing tank version. When I make the tank, I make the back a single piece of fabric, so I don’t stitch the elastic in place. I just tack it in the middle.

I have found that I need to size down based on my measurements to get a bit to get a good fit (I measure myself, look at the size chart, and then make a size smaller). The difference between the D cup and above and the below D cup is really big, and making the larger cup size with a smaller size doesn’t seem to turn out too well, at least if you’re borderline D cup. I really want to get some Supplex to make some decent sports bras with the pattern, too!

The bra version matches my peg legs. It is reversible, and I also have another pair of matching peg legs. I’ll post them together when I get around to taking pictures 🙂 Don’t worry, I wore a shirt on top – I didn’t go out covered from heat to toe in a pink and orange explosion!

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Brazi sports bra to match my peg legs!
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Brazi sports bra to match my peglegs!

The nursing tanks are both reversible, and they were baby shower gifts for friends. I still haven’t gotten around to making myself a tank, but with summer coming, I want to.

Reversible nursing tank
Reversible nursing tank
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Reversible nursing tank black on the other side)

The black/blue/white dress with the circles was my first foray into this pattern. I extended the waistband on my second – the teal top with the orchid and white chevron bottom.

Brazi dress #1 in my cluttered sewing room
Brazi dress #1 in my cluttered sewing room
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Brazi dress
Reversible Brazi top swimsuit (self drafted bottoms based on my favorite underwear)
Reversible Brazi top swimsuit (self drafted bottoms based on my favorite underwear)
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Reversible Brazi top swimsuit, self-drafted bottoms based on my favorite underwear. Just need to remember to reapply the sunscreen to avoid Brazi tan lines 🙂

The one skill I’m still working on mastering is attaching elastic to my seam allowances. Mine are NOT great by any measure.

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