I don’t think I can tell you about how much I love this pattern! And that I seriously don’t know why it took me so long to get around to making it! This is the Miss Maggie top by 1 Puddle Lane Pattern Studio.
This top is another project completed as part of my planned capsule for the “Sew Alongs & Sewing Contests” (Facebook group) Seasonal Sew Wardrobe: Deep Stash (SSW:DS) challenge. The challenge for this is to sew 8 coordinating garments using only patterns that you purchased prior to 1 January 2017. I have a huge stash collection of patterns that I’ve been accumulating over the years, so this is a great challenge to bust into that collection and pull out some patterns that have been on the to-do list for a long time.
For this capsule, I seem to have chosen to sew all the black things, but this top is the exception, and a nice addition of colour to my wardrobe. I tend to find it difficult to commit to wearing colour – harking back to my goth-inspired teenage years I guess!
This is such a beautiful pattern, I really love the fit. As soon as I had finished and put it on, it was just perfect – so comfortable, and so flattering. I need to make many more of these.
Of course, the star feature of this top is the lovely draped cowl. Assembling this pattern was a bit like putting together a giant 3D puzzle, but it all went together without any problems, and as someone who is a bit spacially challenged – it was a little mind-blowing!
This pattern is for knit fabrics and comes with loads of options:
* It can be a dress or top.
* There are two different lengths for the flared, panelled skirt
* Sleeveless plus 4 sleeve lengths
* No zips or other closures
* It can also be made with or without the cowl
The pattern is available in sizes 6 – 20. Seriously, I need to have more of these in my life.
For more inspiration, make sure to visit the 1 Puddle Lane Studio Facebook group.
Some of my Australia readers will instantly recognise this fabric, this is from the Big W sale that we all went completely bananas about last month. I only used about one and a half of the pre-cut bundles, so that made it quite a bargain to sew up. This fabric is quite soft, and lovely to wear.
The Giveaway! – The Competition has now closed.
Ann from 1 Puddle Lane Pattern Studio has kindly sponsored a giveaway for my lucky readers today. One of you will win a pattern of your choice from the 1 Puddle Plan Pattern Shop!
Here is what you need to do to win:
* visit the pattern shop and tell me, in a comment below, what pattern you would like to win.
* For an additional entry: enter your email to subscribe to receive blog updates by email, (find this at the top of the side bar on the right) and leave a separate comment below to say that you subscribed! If you are already a subscriber, simply comment that you are already a subscriber!
So you have two chances to win, I will randomly choose a winner on Thursday evening (Australian time)
We don’t really do ‘date night’. If we go out for dinner, its always as a family, and its always to a family restaurant (read – one that has a play area for the kidlets). However, on the two days each week that my husband and I are working in the same building, we do go out to lunch together, just the two of us. So ‘date night’ for us, is a regular thing, but perhaps not as glamorous as the title suggests.
A Special Discount Code!
As an extra bonus for this month, Simply By Ti is offering 10% off to all the Date Night February readers! Use coupon code DATENIGHT
If you’re like me, you’re going to love all of the inspiration my fellow bloggers have for you. Be sure to check back all February long to see what patterns work for us!
Sunday, February 12th: Embrace Every Day
February 13th: A Phoenix Risen
February 14th: Creative Counselor
February 15th: Creamer and Chaos
February 16th: Everything Your Mama Made and More
February 17th: Sewing By Ti
February 18th: Sew Like a Sloth
Sunday, February 19th: Very Blissful
February 20th: Tenille’s Thread
February 21st: Mamoose Handmade
February 22nd: Rebel and Malice
February 23rd: Margarita on the Ross
February 24th: Sewing By Ti
February 25th: On Wednesday We Sew
Thanks for reading!