We’ve loved The Cottage Mama, Lindsay, for awhile now (remember her amazing potluck covers and her fabulous dopp kit? You also might remember how much I lo-ove her sewing patterns?). And yet, she still manages to always surprise us with her innovation and attention to detail. Seriously, I wish I could just sit in her sewing room and watch her for a couple of weeks. In a not creepy way- haha!
A few things you must check out at Lindsay’s blog? The All Orange party she just threw (oh my- LOVE), this shawl collar sweater, and these 15 minute pillow cases. But I’m being serious when I say that you can get lost in the goodness over there.
Of course, we’re so thrilled that Lindsay is our guest today- sharing a tutorial for the ever-innovative nursing infinity scarf-
My baby boy, Caspian Finn, is six months old and while we have just started him on solids, he is still nursing quite a bit during the day. I’m a big fan of nursing my babies for many different reasons. I nursed Matilda Jane until she was 16 months old, so I don’t foresee Caspian stopping any time soon.
I’ve had this Anna Maria Horner voile fabric in my stash for several months and I was just dying to make something out of it for me. If you’ve never felt voile, it is completely dreamy. So lightweight and soft ~ perfect for a spring/summer infinity scarf.
Even though I do love nursing my babies, I think nursing them when you are out and about can be a little tricky. I am pretty modest and sometimes you have no choice but to nurse them when you are out and I don’t ever like to do that without a cover (it’s just a personal preference). I have a nursing cover, but I recently discovered that I could alter my Spring Infinity Scarf tutorial and transform it into a ‘Nursing’ Infinity Scarf.
The ‘Nursing’ version of my Spring Infinity Scarf tutorial is a little bit longer and a little bit wider allowing for total coverage when you are around others nursing your baby. But what I really love is that it is not a traditional nursing cover…….it’s an accessory I would wear whether I was a nursing mother or not.
In order to adapt the Spring Infinity Scarf into the nursing variation, you will need to cut the two pieces 15″ wide x 72″ long. This will make it wide enough and long enough to cover up anything you may not want others to see while you are nursing your baby. Again, I don’t think there is anything wrong with nursing your baby without a cover if you are comfortable doing so, but for me, I preferred to be covered up.