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hi, i'm maggie.

{like the rod stewart song}

i'm a quirky millennial living in the bay area who loves dark beer, hiking, exposed brick, and creative endeavors, in particular sewing for my four nieces: nora, etta, maya, and neela.

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a pinwheel tunic for neela

a pinwheel tunic for neela

last but not least for back to school sewing: something for neela banana peela. 

okay so technically this little girl is still in nursery school, but I wanted her to have something that matched her big sister's first day of kindergarten dress.

so I whipped up a pattern I hadn't made before: the pinwheel tunic from oliver + s

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not surprisingly it turned fantastic. this style, like everything oliver + s does, is just darling. 

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my only modification was extending the ties a bit, so they could dangle down the back even with a big bow. 

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oh those little sleeves, too cute for words!

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for the bias binding I first attached it along the outside with my machine. then i handstitched along the inside for a really perfect finish.

sure doing it by hand took me an entire episode of west wing but I think it was worth it. for fellow west wing fans it was the season three classic 'the u.s. poet laureate' where bartlett 'accidentally' makes a comment insinuating richie is stupid. #classicjed

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enjoy your new top neela!

love, 

aunt maggie

 

lorax art kit

lorax art kit

maya goes to kindergarten

maya goes to kindergarten