When a real need for comfy dresses arose, I knew I needed to get sewing. I love being able to sew exactly what I want or need. So today’s challenge is comfy clothing to lounge around basically being a bum in. Maggie from Bella Sunshine Design is a perfect pattern for this. I have sewn about 8 Maggie’s in the last few years for either myself and my mom. Today I made no hacks to this pattern aside from my usual grading between sizes and a bicep adjustment. I sewed the 24 bust with the included full bust adjustment to the 28. I didn’t adjust this pattern for height as I wanted some extra length.
Options for the Maggie Pattern
- 2 Sleeve Options: Short, 3/4 & Long
- 3 Garment Lengths: Top, Tunic, & Dress
- 3 Neckline Lengths for Different Looks
- Sewing Level: Confident Beginner
- Sizes: Ladies 0-30 with Optional Full Bust Adjustment
Can we talk about this fabric? I love these fun little ice cream cones with sprinkles on the background! This is a double brushed poly base which I picked up at Zinck’s in Berlin, Ohio. I got it last year at the end of summer so I was saving it. Saving it until now!! I want to wear it all the dang time! Momma Mia ordered a bundle of cotton lycra a few weeks weeks ago and it included these pink and white stripes. They were perfectly fun to add to my ice cream cones.
This pattern is available at Bella Sunshine Designs. You can pick it up using my afflink below.
- Ladies pattern. Sizes 0-30. Click here
- Bundle includes ladies and women’s pattern. Click here
- Girls pattern. Sizes 6m – 12. Click here.
I found this blog post hanging out in my drafts folder. I began it back in September and my blog was being moved to a new format and I was having a difficult time learning it. Now it has gotten better so I wanted to share! 🙂