You won't find a cuter tunic than this one! I would dress my little girl in it every day if she'd let me. Maggie Mae tunic sewn by Mabey She Made It

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.

You won't find a cuter tunic than this one! I would dress my little girl in it every day if she'd let me. Maggie Mae tunic sewn by Mabey She Made It

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.

You won't find a cuter tunic than this one! I would dress my little girl in it every day if she'd let me. Maggie Mae tunic sewn by Mabey She Made It

The curved bodice, the simplicity of the sleeve, the contrast band, and the buttons down the back all make me swoon.

You won't find a cuter tunic than this one! I would dress my little girl in it every day if she'd let me. Maggie Mae tunic sewn by Mabey She Made It

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.

You won't find a cuter tunic than this one! I would dress my little girl in it every day if she'd let me. Maggie Mae tunic sewn by Mabey She Made It

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:

IMG_7547 IMG_7538Pattern review for the Glass Onion Top from Shwin Designs. In two words: its perfect.

Butterfly Tunic || McKenzie Tunic || Glass Onion

 

13 Comments on Back to School with the Maggie Mae

  1. May I ask if body measurements are given on these patterns? I always check the lengths bcause every style is different. I love the first one you showed us, but it would be a summer top or I would get long sleeve t-shirts to put underneath for my granddaughter and great niece, both of who would ROCK THAT STYLE! (Are old people allowed to say that?)

    • Of course you may ask! Yes, the body measurements are included so you know which size to use. My girl is tall for her age, so I usually add length to her tops but didn’t on this one. And I think this would be darling with a long sleeve tee underneath!

  2. It’s lovely! Looks like great school-wear. And wow, getting sewing done while unpacking, respect! Even without a move I find it challengeing to get sewing time in the first weeks of school…

  3. Hi there, would you happen to have the instructions? It seems like she closed her site and I never bothered to save the instructions. Thank goodness that I still have the pattern. I just need a reminder on how to sew the bodice!

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