winter Jacket using the Abbey Jacket Pattern (a fall and spring jacket) So with the new spring patterns here I thought I would put them to use to make a few different things. Like a button down top for example. A perfect little staple to any little girls wardrobe.
Maggie Mae tunic, and the sweet little gathered top and buttons... well it's love.
Maggie Mae Tunic Piece Front and Back A. For the Larger sizes (like 7-10) You may want to cut the curved part shorter so it ends just under the arm opening since the actual tunic has a longer yoke than you may want for the button down top. Cut out as instructed for Front and Back A and then for the second piece I used some craft paper to draw out a piece (yes my kids drew on it) Follow the curve of the Front and Back A piece and extend it out a few inches so you have some extra room for the gather. Then Draw the "fold" line to match the fold line on the Front and Back A piece. Then you want the piece to be as long as you want the top to be and I did mine pretty straight with a slight curve along the bottom edge. Then cut 2 not on a fold at the full size of the pattern piece and then match up the fold line to the fold in the fabric and cut on on the fold.
Danielle's PR&P final project, which was after I had the top part all sewn, but worth it anyway) Then take the back shirt piece (the one cut on the fold) and gather a few inches of the middle together so that it is the same size at the curved piece.