Filling my spring closet with Maggie

Since I just got serious about sewing back in late fall, my closet is in obvious need of things to wear as the weather improves and I can no longer hide under cardigans everyday. Last weekend I went on a marathon sewing spree and that consisted of two new Maggies. A few days later and pattern still out, I made another one with some small scraps I couldn’t bare tossing under the table.

 

First up, Short sleeve with a 1 inch bicep adjustment, Top length, low scoop neck

I made the size 24 with the included Full Bust Adjustment pieces, graded to a 28 at the waist and hip. This fabric is a super soft bushed poly from I am so blessed.

Next up

 

Tunic Length with the full bust adjusted pieces, Size 24 graded to a 28, Short sleeves with a 1 inch bicep adjustment, low neckline. This fabric is Liverpool from I am sew blessed also.

Lastly, A Maggie Dress! My first Maggie Dress. This dress came about because I had some leftover Gallery DBP fabric from Sly Fox Fabric that I literally couldn’t toss in the scrap bin because I loved it too much so it became sleeves and a neckband.

Again size 24 graded to a 28. I used the included full bust adjustment pieces again. I adjusted the bicep 1 inch and made short sleeves. This is the dress length.

  • Ladies pattern. Sizes 0-30. Click here 
  • Bundle includes ladies and women’s pattern. Click here
  • Girls pattern. Sizes 6m – 12. Click here.

 

If you want to see some of my other Maggies click here and another here.

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Momma gets a Jessie Dress

I have blogged about my own Jessie tops on two other occasions. You can read those  here and the here and it includes some hacking. This time I made a dress version. This dress is made from the same Sly Fox Fabric as the Pippa Pants I shared on Friday. See I told you, versatile and cool!

5 out of 4 Jessie XL 3 Momma liked this pattern when she saw my shirts so she requested that I make her one. I started with a different fabric and totally messed it up and then couldn’t locate any more of the fabric even though I was nearly certain I had 2 more yards. After I finished this one,  I found those 2 yards…of course. Her only request was that the length be below her knee. OK, I can handle that.

5 out of 4 Jessie XL 2
Criss Cross

 This one comes in Top, Tunic, Short and Long Dress lengths as well as 5 different sleeve lengths. Don’t forget I added 4 inches to the long dress length to get this length below the knee. It also incudes options for the back and they are High, Low Ballerina, Racerback Insert, and Strappy Back. The strappy back will allow you to make your own pattern as I did above. Also these thin little straps are super easy to make and turn if you use tube turners. I picked up a multisize pack years ago at Joann’s and have used them quite a bit. They are well worth the few bucks they cost.

The Women’s Jessie comes in sizes ranging from XXS-5X. This is an XL graded to a XXL.

The pattern can be purchased here.

5 out of 4 Jessie XL

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Pippa Pants

I am back finally!! It may seem like I have been missing in action, but actually I have been sewing again. Prepare yourself for several posts over the next few days. I am sharing this one first because the Pippa Pants are currently on sale, but for only a few more days. Rebecca Page has several other deals going on as well!

RP Pippa 5
Feeling Sharp!

Initially, I was just going to make shorts as a test with this fabric because I was scared the pants wouldn’t fit. I was worried I would need a bunch of adjusting to make the pattern work with my round belly, but I jumped into the deep end because I had exactly enough fabric for a pattern. So glad I made full length pants! I should clarify full length for me, about 6 inches shorter than the pants pattern.  I am only 5’1. I also choose the regular width legs. You can follow the pattern to make the following options.

  • Full length or ¾ length pants
  • A flat waistband, or a folded over waistband with ties and ruching at the side
  • Regular or wide width legs

 

Since I had the great boarder print I also used it to make my waistband. I chose the yoga style band because it is quick and easy and that is totally my style. The waist band rises high enough that they stay up while wearing. That is important to me as I hate when pants slip down while walking.

RP Pippa Pants
Covering the belly and a stylish yoga style band.

 

The Pippa Pants are currently on sale for 23% off so here is the shopping links.

Ladies Pattern XXS-5X   on sale $6.90

Childs Pattern 2-12 years on sale for $6.90

Ladies and Kiddo Bundle on sale for $11.70

 

This amazing border print is available at Sly Fox Fabrics. It is a single brushed poly, Boho Print. I am linking it for you because it is lovely and you need it! Stay tuned you will be seeing it again in the next few days in a dress version on Momma Mia.

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