As you probably know, we recently moved into a house after being in limbo for a month and a half (in which time my sewing machine was boxed), and we moved in one week before my Saige started Kindergarten. So amid unpacking, registering her for school, getting groceries in the house, and all the other things you do when you first move in, I decided to sew up a few tunics for school. Because I didn’t have enough to do already. But really I was just missing sewing so much that’s all I wanted to do.
i let Saige help me pick patterns and fabric, and I got to work. What’s ironic is that the patterns we chose were all Shwin Designs patterns–the Glass Onion, the McKenzie, and the Maggie Mae.
This was my first time sewing up a Maggie Mae. It took a little more time in construction than the Glass Onion or the McKenzie (which is probably the fastest of the three), but I LOVE the silhouette of this top.
The curved bodice, the simplicity of the sleeve, the contrast band, and the buttons down the back all make me swoon.
I made a size 3T with no modifications, and I think next time I’ll add a little to the main fabric skirt length. This hits at her hips, and while its great with jeans, I wouldn’t want her to wear with leggings at this length. But this is how good the Maggie Mae looked after wearing it to school all afternoon.
I also made up a 12-18 months for my 3-year-old. The smaller size ended up being a little shorter than I’d hoped, so I will have to add a wider band to the bottom before its ready to wear.
But I can’t believe how amazing the Maggie Mae looks on–its such a fun look and a fun tunic to put together. I’ll have to try the dress length next!
Other tops she wore this week:
Butterfly Tunic || McKenzie Tunic || Glass Onion