NB. These instructions are provided to make nursing vests for personal use. The design is copyright to MilkChic and may not be used for resale or without permission.
1. Buy a vest top with a neckline you like.
If you are big busted and need to wear a fuller cupped bra than you are used to, you may want a slightly higher neckline to ensure your bra is covered.
2. Mark the cutting line.
Wearing your bought vest top, mark a cutting point level with the lowest part of your breast (where your bra ends).
3. Cut a straight line as marked.
4. Finish. (optional)
You can finish the cut edge neatly but it is not necessary for a functional nursing vest – most jersey fabric will not fray.
1. Buy a vest top with a neckline you like (read guidelines above).
2. Measure up
Wearing the vest top without a bra, mark a point about 7.5cm / 3″ below the nipple. Cutting below the nipple line gives extra fabric to cover your breast while baby latches on.
3. Cut access slits
Cut 2 curved slits as pictured. The centre part of the curve should be at the line marked in step 2. The uncut section in the middle should be at least 5cm / 2″ wide.
4. Finish (optional)
You can finish the cut edges neatly but it is not necessary for a functional nursing vest – most jersey fabric will not fray.