Maggie Dress means Comfy Dress

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. 

Maggie Dress (1)

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
Maggie Dress (4)

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! 🙂

Another Annabeth

Holy Moly Readers, I have been SICK! Like lock me up and throw away the key sick. Yesterday, Christmas, was the first day I really got to hang out with Momma Mia in about 5 weeks. Yep, I was quarantined since before Thanksgiving. I honestly didn’t do a lot of sewing in that time because I was mostly in bed, but I had a few items ready for photos and did a mad rush on sewing the week before Christmas! So prepare yourself, I have some sharing to do! Here we go… This was a November Sew!

5oo4 Annabeth 4xfba-5x (2)

Surprise! I made myself another Annabeth. This really does make the perfect sweatshirt. I adored my original in animal print, but I can only wear it so many days in a row before people start to worry about me. I didn’t shorten this shirt like I did the first Annabeth. I should have removed about 3 inches according to my height. With its longer length, Annabeth becomes the perfect sweatshirt dress. I have worn this one already several times. I *may* be wearing it as I type this. It is perfect for wearing over leggings or skinny jeans. I have worn it at the office, out geocaching and at my sewing table. By now you guys know I love comfy clothing. There really isn’t much better in life then being comfortable. Except brownies…brownies *might* be better!

5oo4 Annabeth 4xfba-5x (4)

I used this hot pink and black printed Cotton Lycra from Stitchin’ Pretties. This print is called Riva! I really like geometric prints and these funky little triangles are only made more awesome by the fact they are flipped on their sides and run sorta vertically and staggered. It wears nicely, washes and dries fine, and even pulled from a laundry basket, it is ready to wear. 🙂 I am on the promo team for Stitchin’ Pretties, but I am also a customer! I actually was invited to the promo team because I was a customer first. I order a large percentage of my fabrics from SP. I adore the shop owner, Laura. She is super friendly and helpful. She ships orders within 1-2 business days. (Typically one.) I suggest you give them a try. I bet you will love them as well. This piece of fabric was my monthly promo for November, but as soon as I sewed this piece up, I ordered more of it! Why the heck not?! It is a fun color and a great geometric print! I plan to sew up a summer tank and a few pair of my favorite undies from it also! Riva is currently on sale for $5.99 a yard and worth every single penny.

5oo4 Annabeth 4xfba-5x (3)

Since we know 5oo4 is famous for giving us all the options, here is the list for this pattern. 

The Women’s Annabeth Top and Tunic Sweatshirt includes:

  • Raglan style sleeves
  • Solid or color-blocked options
  • Hidden front pocket or kangaroo pocket
  • Short or long sleeves that can be hemmed or finished with a band
  • Regular sweatshirt top length or tunic length with a lower hem in the back
  • Hem is finished with a band
  • Standard cuffs or a NEW thumbhole cuff option
  • Crewneck or cross over hood
  • Regular bodice or full bust adjustment (FBA) bodice
  • Sizes XXS – 5X (see the last image for yardage and size chart)
  • See the awesome video of all of our tester’s designs here!

  5oo4 Annabeth 4xfba-5x (1)

If you love this pattern and need a great sweatshirt or hoodie, here is your link.

Riva Print Cotton Lycra from Stitchin’ Pretties. 


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