So I stumbled upon a brilliant way to wear insulin pumps with some dresses and skirts. I am sure some of you thought of this already, but if you haven't, it is seriously awesome.
This will only work if you have a pocket in your skirt or dress. I have found seam pockets to be the best, but i tried it on others and it works too.
Step 1: Get a seam ripper and a needle and thread.
Step 2: find the topmost part of the pocket's inner seam (if it is in the bottom of the pocket you risk things falling through).
Step 3: With the seam ripper, rip the part of the seam to have a small hole just large enough for the plastic part of the pump to slip through. Make sure that the hole you make goes all the way through so that it can connect to your site.
Step 4: Once you made the hole, do a simple loop stitch around it so that it doesn't continue to rip further (also, depending on the pocket, you might want to reinforce the seam.) (Also, I have actually skipped this step on a couple of pockets and they are fine because the seam itself is so well made that the hole doesn't get bigger--just use your judgement).
This honestly takes 5 minutes, and is so much EASIER (I actually swing dance and find this a much easier way to keep my pump available when wearing a dress, although I have plans to add snaps to these pockets to keep the pump extra safe when I dance).
Additional bonus: this keeps the pump cord away from the elements. I'm debating doing this to some of my looser pants also.
So, who else has good ideas for clothes and pumps?