In December 2016 – Bella Sunshine Designs released the original Ladies version and Girls Version of the Maggie Top, Tunic, & Dress pattern. It was one of their original ladies patterns. It is now been revised to include additional sizes and fits even better then the original! The Maggie is a basic but perfect ‘tee’ to be added into any wardrobe collection. Not only is it is quick sew but it uses knit fabric – hint hint: this means it is super comfy!
Patterns Used: Bella Sunshine Designs – Ladies’ Maggie Top, Tunic, & Dress – grab your pattern here. Girl’s Maggie Top, Tunic, & Dress – grab your pattern here. (Both are on sale through August 4th at 1159pm EST).
The pattern design is available in a pdf which offers the ability to print in layers (note that there are other forms for download). The layered patterns require you to trim two sides and are super easy to tape/glue together. The photos are all computer graphics and digitalized side by side the most detailed instructions.
I love how the Bella Sunshine Designs website offers yardage estimates for each size and option (for every single pattern) as well as a size chart to show you BEFORE you buy their pattern which size you will fit into. All of the ladies patterns include a FBA (Full Bust Adjustment) in their pattern design – it generally is for when your overbust and actual bust size differs by 3″ or more. If needed, it is super easy to blend and grade sizes.
(In the above photo) Here I used a cotton jersey blend auction fabric from Knitpop for my short sleeve version. I am picky when it comes to top patterns – I don’t like tops that dig into my armpits (I like a little wiggle room and prefer not to bust a seam when I raise my arms). Because I use to do gymnastics, I have a boulder shoulder which affects how patterns lay and fit on my body. With the help of Melissa – she was able to guide me in adjusting the pattern by adding an additional 1cm to the length of the sleeve and near the shoulder seams. I ended up adding an additional 1cm to the sides of the sleeves only where they connect under the armpit – this would allow for that ‘extra’ space and prevent pulling when moving my arms. The fit was perfect!I shouldn’t tell you how many patterns I have tried (including purchased and free) prior to the Maggie. None of the other designers had offered such generous help, especially with the tedious questions I had. I was eager to have a shirt finally fit me properly and I adore it!
The girl’s version of the Maggie is just as cute and versatile and also loaded with options….
Now, off to sew up several more gorgeous Maggie Tops because it is a fun and quick sew — and almost time to head back to school!
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