I’ve mentioned before that Shauna from Shwin & Shwin’s Maggie May Tunic has been on my list to sew for a long time. I’ve seen so many cute versions around blogland, and finally got around to making one for Lola recently.
I love the design of this pattern. There are so many different looks you can achieve depending on what fabrics you use.
I made size 12-18m, which I guessed would be quite roomy on Lola. She’s 11 months and quite petite for her age, but I wanted the dress to fit her in the summer when she’d be walking (aren’t kids clothes so much cuter once they can walk in them?!).
The sizing turned out just as I had hoped, and although Lola has plently of room to grow, it’s totally wearable now. I think it will be even cuter though once it fits more snugly.
I love the little cap sleeves that help to make it such a quick and easy dress to put together.
I’ve realized that I need to start a button collection now that I’m making dresses for Lola. In the past it seems like I rarely needed buttons, but I’ve been using them a lot of projects for her lately, and need to get a stash built up so I always have lots on hand.
I had been saving some of Doohickey Designs’ Dress Up Days fabric for the right project, and this was it! I was a bit worried that the print would be too large for this dress, but love how it turned out. And it felt great to finally cut into the fabric!
This year I’m in stash-bash mode, trying to use up the fabric that I already have, so I searched through my bins and finally decided on the turquoise fabric that will never die. I swear it’s a renewable fabric source. The more I use it, the more I seem to have.
I really like the combination of the playful print with the pinstripes. Kind of like a mullet, half business and half party :).
On that note… I obviously loved this pattern, and can’t wait to use it again!